“The Wildlife and its Habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will…”
~ “Elephants are the gentle giants of our planet – let’s do our part to keep them around for generations to come!”
Tuesday, 31st January, 2023
Elephants are majestic and awe-inspiring creatures that have long been revered for their strength, courage, loyalty, and empathy. However, the world’s current elephant populations have been on the decline for centuries, due to poaching and other human activities. Elephants are integral to ecosystems, so it is vital to conserve them for future generations. The elephant conservation programme is dedicated to protecting elephants and their habitats. Through research, education and advocacy, the programme seeks to create long-term solutions that will help to sustain elephant populations. They also strive to create awareness of the plight of elephants and how we can collectively work to protect them. By working together, we can ensure that elephants will remain an integral part of our shared environment.
DPGA hosted an interactive session with Ms. Sangita Iyer (Winner of the “Nari Shakthi Puraskaar”) and Ms. Aishwarya Shridhar (Youth Ambassador for the “Voice for Asian Elephants Society”), an alumna of our school regarding the dwindling numbers of elephants around the globe.
The thought-provoking session began at 1:30 p.m. and extended till 2:45 p.m. in the school auditorium. The students were buzzing energetically. From the very onset, Ms. lyer’s determination and heart-warming interest in helping elephants was evident. Ms. Iyer was thrilled to have countless questions asked by the students. After that, the students were shown three fleeting yet captivating short docu-series followed by an interactive session. The fervour and zeal reflected on her face as the students eagerly asked questions.
The students were given a small slice of information before diving into the first documentary. The documentary consisted of various scientists researching the behavioural patterns of elephants and how they help mother nature. The film was brief and informative. Many questions were brewing in the minds of the students. These questions led to the overshooting of the time limit. Nonetheless, both the students and the teachers made use of the time to satisfy their curiosity and Ms. Iyer was more than willing to answer all the questions. It was an enriching experience.
Author: Siddhant Doiphode, IBDP 1,
Daniel Robinson Grade 9