Arunachal school celebrates the Feast of Don Bosco with Peace with Nature Expo

A school in Miao Diocese of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the feast of Don Bosco with an exhibition themed ‘Peace with Nature’ on 31 January.

The Light of the World School (LWS) at Miao in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the feast of Don Bosco, the friend and father of the youth, with an exhibition to promote friendship with nature.

Explaining the theme to the parents, the School Headmistress Rev. Sr. Rose MSMHC, said all the recent natural calamities point to the lack of love for the nature. “Environment is the fountainhead of life. It not only directs but also determines sustenance, development and growth of the living species and all other activities.  The quality of our life bears direct relation to the quality of our living environment. Human civilization is rooted in the eco-system and our actions have direct impact on them”, she said.

The school patron and the Chief Guest Most Rev. George Pallipparambil, the Bishop of Miao Diocese appreciated the children for choosing such a relevant theme. Echoing the words of Pope Francis in his latest encyclical Laudate Si – Care for our common home, the Earth, he said the fate of our tomorrow depends on what we do with the nature today. “We are stewards not masters of our Earth”, he reminded the parents and children. “Each one of us has a responsibility to care for the gift of God, creation”.

Bishop George, a Don Bosco Priest, encourages everyone in Miao Diocese to plant trees and to protect and promote the environment. Under his initiative, the Miao Diocese earned plaudits for the novelty of greeting the guests with saplings instead of the customary flower bouquet at every function from 2013.

The paintings and the models the children prepared focused on the care and appreciation of nature and on living in peace with it. Green energy, wind mill, recycling, car pooling, forestation, and kitchen gardening models drew much attention of the audience.

The children also held placards with themes like ‘Be a part of the solution, not part of the pollution’ and ‘Trees are the poems that the earth writes upon the sky’ at the entrance of the expo to send out a strong message.

We hope this leads our students and parents to develop a stronger friendship with nature, said, Mr. Bablu Gogoi, the incharge of the Expo.

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