Cycle cum Eco Club

 

ECO CUM CYCLE CLUB PROMOTE GREEN ECONOMY
The school children are urged to focus on being humble, value time and simplicity and take active participation in cycle rallies, tree plantation drives, promote peace activities to spread message of communal harmony and peace. Principal Madhu Bahl has continuously strived to inspire her protégés through interactions with leading Peace Activists like Smt. Tara Gandhi, Grand Daughter of the Mahatma Gandhi, Renowned Environmentalist Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna Ji, American Gandhi Mr. Bernie Meyer, Sachin Tendulkar, Master Blaster, Chief
Immigration Officer, US Embassy Mr. Paul Herman among a few.


CYCLE CLUB STARTS IN 2004
Principal Madhu Bahl also started the city’s first Cycle Club way back in 2004. She believes that “the harmonious relationships between Man and Nature should be re-established.” A spectrum of love, brotherhood and constructive competitiveness has come to fore in the several International Peace Festivals co-hosted by the school. The children have been delighted by the amalgam of cultures across different boundaries. The Indo-Pak Friendship being the key, students delegates from USA, Philippines, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and several states of India have only furthered the understanding of cohesiveness among the young KBDAVians.


INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

“NATURE-WALK”, AROUND THE CAMPUS – AS A PART OF 
ECO-CLUB ACTIVITY AT KBDAV-7, CHANDIGARH

Dated: 6th July 2015

As a part of the Eco-Club Activities, students of KBDAV-7, Chandigarh took active participation in the “Save Environment Drive” – On the Spot Poster Making Competition with mega participation of 3000 school students, Nature-Walk around the campus and Visit to 3 Rain-Water Harvesting Wells in the school were some of the Eco-Club activities held on 6th July 2015 to mark Environment Day Celebration.

The enthusiastic Environment savvy students of the junior school went for the “Nature-Walk” around the campus to study about the plants, animals and their interdependence to maintain balance in nature. The students studied the Creepers, Shrubs, Trees, Bamboo plants, nature of coloured and fragrant flowers used for making perfumes and dyes. The main aim was to develop love, concern and care for the plants. Students showed deep interest and asked inquisitive questions regarding their lives. Students learnt how Squirrels help in growing a new plant by implanting seeds in the ground.

Another batch of students went for the practical study of 3 Rain-Harvesting Wells implanted in the school campus. In the tour, the students were told how the Rainwater collected is recycled and is used for raising the water level in the ground.

Apart from this, all 3000 students of the school participated in the On-the-spot Poster Making Competition where enthusiastic response was seen amongst the participants. The best five students would be awarded certificates.

Such Save Environment activities are a part of school curriculum where students participate in such eco-drives through the year.

 

April 27, 2013 World Earth Day ushers an Era of Responsibility

 

 

The school children show their versatility through colourful posters, models of earth and globe made with Plaster of Paris at the World Earth Day. Principal Mrs. Madhu Bahl commends their efforts, while speaking on the need to change our attitude of dominance to one based on partnership.


August 31, 2013 Principal receives the Friends Environment Award 2013
Principal Mrs. Madhu Bahl is recognized for her role in inculcating nature-friendly practices among her school children and adopting eco-friendly techniques in school campus. She is the proud recipient of the Friends Environment Awards, sponsored by Indian Council for Environment Education, O/o Arya Samaj Building, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh. She receives the award at the august hands of Dr. D.R. Yadava and Dr. Vikas Kohli at DAV Public School, Sector 8, Panchkula.

 

December 15, 2011 Road safety & Traffic awareness drive 


1500 Students of KBDAV-7 took pledge to obey Traffic Rules during the “Road Safety & Traffic Awareness” programme. DIG Police Headquarters and Traffic, Chandigarh, Shri Alok Kumar presided as the Chief Guest and laid stress on the need to adopt safe-driving methods to avoid road accidents. DSP Traffic, Shri Vijay Kumar conducted an interactive session with students.

 

September 29, 2011 Green Economy – An Environment Awareness Drive   

 


KBDAV Peace Club and Cycle Club members participated in a cycle rally to promote “Green Economy” and awareness about environment in the on-going 11th International Youth Peace Festival. School played host to delegates forming a 300 strong contingent from 22 countries, participating in the 6-day long festival. Mythological characters from “Ramayana” came alive as school theatre group participated in the rally, in a Rath Yatra. Principal Madhu Bahl flagged off the Rath Yatra and Cycle Rally in which school children participated enthusiastically.


 August 26, 2010 Tree Plantation by NSS volunteers 

 

 

As a part of Peace Club activities to save the environment from Air Pollution, NSS Volunteers actively participated in “Tree Plantation Drive”.


 May 24, 2010 Conservation of Nature begins at an early stage
Over 100 NSS Volunteers from Senior School (Class XII) participated enthusiastically under the Programme Officer, Mr. Mantoshpal Singh. The 7-Day NSS Camp was inaugurated by Smt. Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Divya Shiksha Gurukul College of Education, Derabassi and an active social activist.


January 16, 2010 Students observe “No Honking Day”
Students observed ‘No Honking Day’ to promote Civic Sense and Road Sense among the denizens. Handbills were distributed among city drivers to encourage them to control Noise Pollution and curb accidents caused due to road rage.

 

 December 24, 2009 A pledge to “Go Green”

 

 

A unique presentation of a show to “Stop Global Warming” was presented by middle wing students who showed their versatility through spectrum of social activities. The various activities conducted were Face Painting, Chipko Movement, Cycle Rally, Slogan Competition, Models and Charts with the message to “Go Green”. A Tree Plantation Drive was undertaken.

 

November 11, 2009 Water Conservation Awareness Rally

 

Nearly 65 students participated in a Cycle Rally to promote awareness about water conservation among city residents.


October 17, 2009 Diwali Celebration with Burail Jail Inmates   
Principal Madhu Bahl visited Burail Jail, Chandigarh to celebrate the festival of lights with 100 inmates of Burail Jail with a mission to inculcate the Gandhian values of peace & harmony on the auspicious day of Diwali.


November 19, 2008 Students participate in cycle rally 

  


Children participated in “Cycle Rally” as a part of ‘Quami Ekta Week’ celebrated by Chandigarh Administration. Sh. Ram Niwas, Home Secretary cum Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration flagged off the Cycle Rally.


April 17, 2008 World Earth Day celebrated
100 Students participated in Painting and Collage making competition held at Sukhna Lake to celebrate World Earth Day.


September 20, 2005 Intra School Cycle Competition to promote cycling culture 
To promote the ‘Cycling Culture’ among the students, thrilling cycling competitions were held among the members of cycle club of KB DAV-7 on September 20, 2005 i.e. Tuesday. The Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Advocate & Senator, Chandigarh, Mrs. Anu Chattrath inaugurated the Intra School Cycling Competitions on September 20, 2005.  Mayor appreciated the efforts made by Principal, Mrs. Madhu Bahl to promote ‘Cycling Culture’ among the school students by conducting events like cycle rallies, cycling competitions and games.

 

   April 22, 2005 World Earth Day

Around 200 students of KB DAV-7 participated in the ‘World Earth Day’ on April 22, 2005 at the Sukhna Lake.  The ‘Shramdan’ involved cleaning of all the litter i.e. plastic bottles / cups / glasses and polythene bags strewn alongside the lake.  This was a ‘Self-Help’ project to maintain the beauty of landmarks like Sukhna Lake.
The Rally started from St. Kabir and covered the whole of Sector 7, Chandigarh.  Students held banners in their hands and placards with slogans on ‘Save Environment’.