Friday, May 15, 2009
"Save the Hills" : Theme for the 7th CROSS ROADS festival amongst Schools of Kalimpong
"The Crossroads Festival is an annual event held amongst the Indian Council for Secondary Examination (ICSE) schools of Kalimpong with an aim to foster harmony amongst the students and staff of the schools. This year 11 schools with approx 200 students took part in the 2 day long event and it was our proud privilege to host the event. The theme that was unanimously chosen by the Heads of schools for the this year's Fest was "Save the Hills" in order to generate an awareness amongst the children about the fragility of our ecosystem and the scourge of landslides. The sit and draw competition was based on this theme and the Heads of participating schools and some of the senior invitees planted saplings as a symbolic gesture in keeping with the theme.
At the end of the fest, the children besides having a lot of fun were a lot more aware about the dangers that landslides pose for the people living here and the need to protect our mountains."
- Mr Dogyal Tshering, Director SPRINGDALE ACADEMY, Kalimpong.
Comments by Praful Rao
My thanx to the Heads of the participating schools for their intitiative and particularly to Mr Dogyal Tshering, Director, Springdale Academy .