SAI International Celebrates Van Mahotsav

Bhubaneswar: Celebrations of the week-long ‘Van Mahotsav’ from July 1 to 7 began on the premises of SAI International School and SAI International Residential School. The virtual celebration was inaugurated on PCCF Sisir Kumar Ratho. He addressed students and teachers of SAI International and shared his thoughts about the importance of this festival.

“It is a delight to see the happy faces of children while planting trees, they enjoy this task of plantation and should be encouraged so as to build a better world. One should learn the skills of life from trees and connect with nature, as sowing a sapling today will be the oxygen cylinders of tomorrow and make this earth a better and a greener planet to live in happily.”

“Be compassionate to nature and it will surely reward you,” Ratho said. Odisha has just the right numbers in terms of forest cover as per the National Forest Policy, the PCCF added.

An informative video, on ‘Forest Man of India’, Jadav Molai Payeng, was telecast on the occasion. “His words of wisdom will make a long-lasting impression on one and all and will motivate the SAIoneers to make the planet greener and cleaner,” the school authorities stated.

The week-long event will witness a plantation drive at both SAI International School and SAI International Residential School by the fraternity of the SAI International Education Group.

SAIoneer Saniya Mazumdar of SAI International Residential School said, “Every year we celebrate Van Mahotsav in a grand way by planting trees in our campus, since the last year when the pandemic began, we students haven’t been able to do plantation in the school premises, but do it at our homes as its ingrained in us by the school to love nature and plant as many trees as possible.”

Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson SAI International Education Group, Dr Silpi Sahoo said, “SAI International believes in instilling a feeling of belongingness and empathy toward the mother earth and I would appeal to all my SAIoneers to go green by planting saplings and going paperless to help save the world from global warming and other elements which are destroying the weather, nature, and world.”