ECOHISTORIA DAY was held on the 12 th July 2019, in our school. It marked a dayof history, for it was the first time the school hosted an exhibition with a difference,under the guidance and supervision of our principal Ms Caroline Vaz who is bynature a dynamic adventurous and practical person.
ECOHISTORIA is coined from two words, ‘ECO’ meaning ‘Roots of our Environment’and
‘HISTORIA’ a Greek word borrowed into classical Latin meaning ‘recordedknowledge of past events.’
Thus it is important for us to realize that Environment and History are the two sides of the same coin.The day before the exhibition we had the whole school as one body preparing forthis historical event.We all anxiously waited for the 12 th July to dawn. The event was inaugurated by ourvery own ex-teacher and Chief Guest Ms Ranjini and our Principal Ms Caroline Vaz.The lamps were lit as a significance of light and invoked God’s blessing to beshowed upon us.We were indeed proud to have Ms Ranjini with us, as she is a National Award winnerin Education. She is the fifth recipient of that award. In her address to the childrenshe advised them to take care of our earth for we have not inherited our earth butonly borrowed it from our children and grand children.Ms Arlene, the head the history department, trained, instructed and directed, thechildren who put up displays on various topics ranging from Religion - BuddhismJainism and Christianity to Civilization - such as the Egyptian and the Indus Valleycivilization.
A variety of ancient artifacts made by the kids were put on display. Whilemany Children were dressed as Egyptian, our primary kids were also dressed invarious Indian traditional clothing.The Environmental part of the exhibition had various dimensions, with models madeto display how we can harness sources of renewable energy like a wind mill, solarpower plant; also a model on rainwater harvesting which the need of the hour;Vanmahostva – festival for growing trees, and project Extinct Animals – forprotection of our favorite yet endangered wildlife, were well explained by thechildren. Many Charts to emphasize the importance of saving our Environment weredisplayed.
All good things must come to a close and so did our ECOHISTORIA DAY come to a close with a silver lining and sweet memories of success with many lessons to takehome. click here for Photos