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"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

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  • CMSLP School in Vechoochira in Kerala Makes the CSI Proud Ecological Concerns

    TheCMS Lower Primary School, Vechoochira, makes history becoming one among the winning schools of GSP Audit conducted by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.The School willreceive the Green School Award on 6th February in a ceremonial function at Delhi.

    CMS Lower Primary School, Vechoochira is an aided school under the auspices of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) situated in a rural area in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. There are 430 students and 17 teachers in this School. The salary of the teachers is given by the government and education is free for all the students. CMS LPS Vechoochira has been actively involved in the Green School Programme since 2014. In 2016, this school bagged the second place in the Green School survey conducted by Malayala Manorama, the largest circulated daily in India, among 7000 schools in Kerala. The students of this school avoided plastic bottles or any throwaway plastics. The students know the problems related to throw-away plastics and they raised the slogan, “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Instead of plastic ball pens, they are using ball pens made out of waste papers. There is a seed in all these pens. As the students are aware of the life in their ballpoint pens, they are burying the pens in the land after use, anticipating that the seed will sprout. In order to counter plastic bags, students are using cloth bags. The School adopted a ward consisting of 400 houses for propagating waste management techniques. A batch of five students visited around 30 houses along with the parents and Senior students studying in Colleges. It became a programme of the whole village with the participation of different categories of people. All the waste from the village has been removed from the village with the support of other agencies and recycling units. The school owns a biodiversity park. They have a good kitchen garden.

    The students are active not only in extracurricular activities but also in curricular activities. Students are performing well in all types of Quiz competitions conducted by many agencies and the school got many awards and prizes. The School got the best School award, best headmaster award and the best teacher award from District administration. The Headmaster of the School, Mr. SabuPulladu who is a recipient of the best teacher award, told that out of the seven scholarships available to 79 lower primary schools in Ranny revenue subdivision, the students of this school bagged six scholarships. This year, inspired by the good performance of the school, six students who were studying in a central school nearby joined this school. The Green School Programme has changed the outlook, attitude and performance of the students and teachers.

    Prof. Dr. Mathew KoshyPunnackadu,
    Director, CSI Synod Ecological Concerns

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