National Children’s Day: Shaping a Green Future
National Children’s Day (14 November), jointly organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Planetskool, brought together our global family with the local school children as one team with one theme: to raise awareness on the crucial and critical need to protect our planet.
School children from Divya Prem Sewa, Vidya Bharti students and Parmarth Niketan Gurukul students performed thought-provoking pieces on Swachh Bharat and Namami Gange. Internationally acclaimed Estonian band, BomBillaz, performed the “Planetskool” theme song along with other riveting numbers that fused Indian classical mantras with reggae.
Famous child performer, Balshree Awardee Hansavi Tonk performed a classical Indian dance piece. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, the Goodwill Ambassadors of Planetskool shared words of inspiration and lauded Planetskool’s founder and Technovite’s CEO, Shri Suneet Singh Mausil, for his incredible initiative that brings the world closer and enriches students across the globe with positive human values. They gifted a beautiful Rudraksh sapling to Shri Bharat Chandra Saha of the Water Resources Investigation & Development Department, Government of West Bengal; Respected Vice Chancellor of Sanskrit, Mahavidyala Professor Mahavir Agrawal; and the Cultural Attache of Yemen, Dr Mazan Al Jifri.
Pujya Swamiji said, “It is so beautiful to see how Planetskool is bringing together the global family with the vision of a Digital India by inspiring children not only to ‘Make in India’ but to also ‘Make India’. Encouraging them to understand that development, progress and our sustainable future cannot happen without simultaneously preserving, protecting and serving our sacred Mother Earth. There can be a Plan A and a Plan B but there cannot be a Planet B.”
Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared the inspiring story of a young child being given a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle that would construct a picture of the world, after a few hours the parents of the child came back and to their amazement the child had finished the entire puzzle. When asked how it was able to accomplish the feat, the young child said on the back of the puzzle was the hand of a child and that she just put together the pieces of the hand and the world automatically came together. Sadhviji shared, “In the same way, the future of the world lies in the hand of our children.It is so beautiful to see that so many children across the world are conscious and passionate about their vital responsibility to protect the planet and the future that they inherit from their parents.”
Planetskool is a free and open software platform which is based on Vedic Philosophy of the world is one family. It connects schools of the world with each other, allowing for teachers and students to exchange their thoughts and ideas through special digital classrooms, activities and education.
See the special performance by Bombillaz on the holy banks of Mother Ganga:
Hear Pujya Swamiji speaks on Planetskool: