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World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate the sustainable management of soil resources. Propogated by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002, DPGA respects this day with informative and educational sessions for its students every year.
This year at DPGA, World Soil Day was celebrated on 7th December 2020 virtually. It focussed on soil biodiversity with the slogan ‘Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity’.
The theme for the day was Creative miniature planting for which students chose the seeds of their choice to plant in the waste objects like empty coconut shell, old diyas, egg shells, used plastic bottles etc.
To sensitize the students about soil and its importance in our lives, DPGA took an initiative to celebrate World Soil Day in a unique manner. Among the few other activities, grade 1 & 2 students did an activity on layers of soil followed by grades 3 to 5 highlighting the states of India with different types of soil and their uses.
World Soil day is celebrated on the 5th December every year. Soil is one of the most important components on Earth. World Soil Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of healthy soil for sustenance and augmented survival.
The theme for this year’s World Soil Day was ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy celebrated the day as the Brown Day. Students highlighted the importance of soil and the purpose for celebrating this day during the School assembly and by applying the theme in the classroom studies and activities thus creating an impactful awareness.
Pre-primary and Primary students made sand paintings and also planted a sapling each. Secondary and Higher secondary students presented the information on soil erosion, its effects and preventive measures. The day was a yardstick in assessing the potential risks the planet is faced with and in realizing the ways they can be curbed.