Students spread global warming message through musical

May 3rd, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by admin  


Agra, May 3 (IANS) Over 700 students of St. Peter’s College here took part in a spectacular musical about the dangers of global warming. “It was a total environmental package comprising varied themes like melting of glaciers, depleting ozone layer, greenhouse gases, depleting water resources and drying up of rivers,” said director Manish Magan.

The innovative and motivational performance Friday night moved audiences.

“If we don’t wake up now, it will be too late tomorrow. Nature’s moods and rhythms have to be respected. The younger generation, which will have to face the consequences arising out of an imbalanced ecological order, has to be guarded and warned against further deterioration of the environment by our lop-sided developmental policies and growth priority,” said Father John Farreira, principal of the college.

Founded in 1846 by European missionaries, St. Peter’s College has been in the forefront of campaigning for better environmental consciousness and involving students in socially productive activities.

“‘Global Warming - Ek Dukhad Satya’ adds one more feather to its cap as the message will travel far and wide through powerful dramatic performances like this one,” said Jitendra Raghvanshi, national secretary of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA).

Said Anubhav, a young teacher of the college: “Our college has always been alive to social issues and through such dramatic performances we have been trying to raise the awareness level of children.”

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