PROJECT Shyamalam – A moment with the nature
The advancement of science and technology is impacting our lives in every aspect from morning to evening. Science and technology together are creating wonders almost every day. What was once sheer fantasy is now almost a reality by virtue of the recent advancement of science and technology. While technology can be a powerful force to improve our standard of living, it comes at a cost. New technological advancements are often burdensome to the environment. This damage may come from acquiring the resources to produce new technology, or from toxic byproducts of technological production. It can consist of environmentally harmful waste produced by the technology itself, or the castoff remains of obsolete technology. As we cannot stop advancement of science and technology, we need to take alternative methods to minimize the impact on nature. Afforestation can be the most effective solution to preserve our nature. Moreover, since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life’s essential food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Today, their value continues to increase, and more benefits of trees are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyle. So, in simple words mankind cannot exist without trees.
If we can take good care of this precious gift of nature – trees, we can go a long way smoothly. For that we just need to spend little time with nature. Keeping this in mind, Akinchan Foundation started a project called Shyamalam in association with Xondhan Foundation.
As a first phase of this project, we have conducted plantation drive in few schools and also explained importance & benefits of plantation. We have also shown them different video clips relevant to the topic. The list of schools which are covered by this project till now are-
- Brilliant English Medium School, Chamata (Assam), 7th July 2017
- Dibrugarh Girls H.S. & M.P. School, Dibrugarh (Assam), 14th August 2017
- Dibrugarh University Model School, Dibrugarh (Assam), 25th August 2017
- Purvanchal Jatiya Bidyalaya, Dibrugarh (Assam), 26th August 2017
- Biki Devi Gattani High School, Titabor (Assam)
- Paschim Ramcharani High Secondary School, Guwahati (Assam), 23rd September 2017