Spring Daleans penchant for environmental conservation takes him to Yale University
The penchant of Manraaj Singh, a student of grade XII, from Spring Dale Senior School, for environment and related issues, has given him wings, facilitating his entry into Yale Young Global Scholars Program. He shall be attending a programme in Sustainability, Energy and Environment (SEE) there.
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that Manraaj Singh, is one among scores of other students selected from across the globe to attend this programme. “The programme is quite prestigious considering the fact that it entails the participation of environment enthusiasts from among the youth worldwide,” he said.
“Manraaj Singh has been offered a USD 4500 scholarship to attend the program. It covers around 80% of the total cost of the program,” Mr Sharma maintained.
He further said that the students were taught to care about nature and environment through debates, declamations, seminars and tree plantation drives that were regularly held besides excursions and educational trips, which too formed an integral part of the education imparted in the school.
“These activities help students in communing and bonding with nature in a better way, becoming sensitive towards the Mother Earth, and emerging as conscientious global citizens,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the school is an advocate of green peace without which humanity would be pushed to the brink of destruction. “We are consistent in our efforts to promote peace and environmental concerns and are training our students too to love and sustain their planet and its environment through thoughtful acts,” they said.
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