SMILE for a SAFE Earth
Smile Foundation children celebrated ‘Earth Day’ in Kolkata in associating with SAFE (South Asian Forum for Environment).
Locality: Anwashah Road, Kolkata
Day: Earth Day, April 22, 2008
FolEarth Day’ is being celebrated all over. But how many of us may are aware of it or even with the concept of preserving our Mother Earth, her beauty and resources for a better quality of life?
Children from Smile Foundation projects in Kolkata, themselves belonging to underprivileged communities, took to the street for sensitizing their elder citizens.
The programme started with a walk by SMILE children, which was joined by socially conscious citizens in huge numbers.
SMILE children interacted enthusiastically with everybody on basic awareness on environment issues. The children asked questions and shared views on the issues with all shop-keepers, pedestrians and even road side vendors. This was followed by an interactive awareness session on ‘Environment and its effect on Health’ to consolidate the experiences gathered by these children in their short interactions.
The programme ended with children’s decision to –
•Keep the environment clean and beautiful.
• Throw garbage in proper places – in garbage bins and dustbins.
• Save every drop of water
• Protest against cutting of trees and exploitation of ponds and other water bodies
• Keep your self clean
• Wash hands before taking food
Calcutta Telephones (BSNL) supported the programme. Soma Kanjilal, Debjoy Mallick and Soma Chakraborty from Smile Foundation and SAFE’s Director Dipayan Dey took the lead in fruitful implementation of the drive.