New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), in association with the Directorate General of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Finance, has launched a classroom called "Srishti" in one of its schools, with an aim of connecting school children with nature along with education. Through this initiative, school children will be able to know, learn and study about nature and connect with it.
“Srishti” classroom was inaugurated on Friday by Neetu Lal Butalia, Director General, Human Resource Development Wing, Department of Revenue (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) in the Union Ministry of Finance, Atal Adarsh Bengali Girls' School of Palika Parishad, Gol Market, New Delhi.
Additional Director General of Directorate General of Human Resource Development Shailesh Kumar and Director (Education) of New Delhi Municipal Council, DP Singh were also present on the occasion.
The new nature based classroom has been developed amidst greenery of herbal and aromatic plants in which medicinal plants like basil, dill, rosemary, aloe, fennel, sage, lemongrass etc. have been planted. Along with these, an open eco-shed classroom equipped with learning equipment like table, chair, whiteboard and microphone is made here for the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Butalia talked about the purpose of the project of learning and teaching about nature in school. He said that it is important to expose the young mind to the riches of nature and encourage them to love, understand, appreciate and nurture nature, every element of which touches every human life.