Shikhar Dhawan Foundation organised a pan India Tree Plantation Drive cum Poster making Competition for school-going children. Tree Plantation drives combat many environmental issues like deforestation, soil erosion, desertification in semi-arid areas, and global warming, enhancing the beauty and balance of the environment. Trees absorb harmful gases and emit oxygen increasing the oxygen supply.
When surrounded by trees or taking part in nature-based activities, stress and depression levels can be significantly reduced, with this aim in mind, Shikhar Dhawan Foundation encouraged school children to plant trees and give a name to their respective trees to induce personal attachment of children towards mother nature. Additionally, to boost their creative side, children were guided to make e-posters, which was another step to save paper and by extension more trees!
The success of the campaign was marked by hundreds of entries by children from all corners of the country, but something that touched everyone’s hearts was the entries from children with special needs. Ten winners made exceptional posters which are showcased on social media of the Foundation.