by BIS CORRESPONDENT
BORIVLI-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014: Don Bosco Junior College, Borivli organised a one day nature trail for the students of the Std XI and XII on September 20, 2014. It was organized by Adventure Tours. A total of two hundred and forty one students participated in the same along with the staff members.
The journey started in the morning at around 8.00 from the college campus. Students were all ready for the trail and even more excited. The students reached their destination at 9.15 a.m. A farm-fresh breakfast was served to all. After which, the students were taken for a trek. The staff members also followed them. The students were very excited when they reached the final point of the trekking session. The drizzling rain added to the fun. Walking upwards was not an issue for anyone but walking back downwards was a task due of the rains.
After coming down the students were taken to a hall where a power point presentation was shown to all the students which gave detailed information about the whereabouts at KeshavSrushti. Students were given detail information on topics like, greenhouse gases, vermicomposting, organic manure, solar gadgets, apiculture and ways to conserve the nature. The speaker also spoke about the issues concerning the environment.
This was followed by an organic farm-fresh delicious lunch. The students enjoyed the food. Thereafter, the students were divided into groups of two, wherein, the group of boys went for a nature walk around the park. Students were shown the 'gaushala' and various other species of plants, fishes and insects. The group of girls had a session conducted on Paper-Recycling. This was the most interesting session of the day where all of them came to know how paper could be recycled at home also.
It was a bitter-sweet moment for all as they started the journey back home. All-in-all it was a well spent day as all of them needed a break from the daily-routine. The students were told to write a report on the field trip.