In 2009, Amrita Gupta designed a unique proposal for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to bring the students into the forest to provide them practical green education. KV authority approved this for their Kolkata region. Many schools like Fort William, Cossipore, Salt Lake, Command Hospital, Ballygaunge, etc. send their students with us initially in Bethuadahari Later on Sundarban. The students learned many more things that they never heard before. They came to know about wildlife rescue rehabilitation, Flora Fauna identification, bird watching, how to conserve forest & wildlife, the life of forest-villagers, etc. The initiative was highly appreciated by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India. West Bengal Forest department also extend their full cooperation. Under her able leadership, 20 lakh visitors were motivated in Alipur zoological garden during the ‘waste not – tease not’ campaign (a collaborative venture with Central Zoo Authority). She loves to
motivate students towards green education. She feels that let the students know about wildlife and their contribution to ecological balance. If we can rekindle the love for nature among others especially students they shall come forward to protect wildlife. In 2011 on behalf of the department of school education, Govt. of West Bengal, she designed a roadshow to celebrate forest week. Under the project ‘Green Mission’ 6000 students got training on the importance of plantations to mitigate climate change. This endeavor was appreciated by Hon’ble C.M. Smt. Mamata Banerjee.
Aranyaj-“Aranyaj Society For Educational And Environmental Development“ is a non-profit, Voluntary, Tax Exempted, 80G & FCRA registered organization, founded by a group of dedicated social workers for a greener- balanced – equal planet for all where not a single child is malnourished and deprived from education and development is sustainable where human and other species can live in harmony.
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