School children in Orissa make decorative items from waste material

October 13th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

By Sharada Lahangir

Boudh (Orissa), Oct.13 (ANI): To create awareness about a pollution-free environment, a school in Orissas Boudh town has initiated an innovative project which trains students to make useful items of waste materials.

Students at Malisahi School in Orissas Boudh town have been encouraged to contribute their creative best for curbing environmental pollution by making useful items out of non-degradable waste materials.

Be it making flowerpots from coconut shells, making a garland out of chocolate wrappers or making beakers from polythene waste, these students have been kept busy in their leisure time.

“We have brought these items from outside. We collect waste materials such as polythene and make use of them during our leisure hours with the help of our school Headmaster,” said Susant Dehuri, a student of the Malisahi School in Boudh.

These children have been supported in their work by the school.

“After our school hours, we collect different waste materials like polythene, matchboxes, coconut shells. During our free hours in school, we sit down and try to create something from the material,” said Alina Mohapatra, another student.

The children are also able to earn something for their family.

“Through this I want to make these students self-sufficient. By making decorative items from waste material these students can earn something for themselves and for their family and can help them become more creative,” said Shivanarayan Das, the Head Master of Malisahi School.

The wide range of creative novelties made by the school students have been displayed in various exhibitions in Boudh town and other places in the District.

These young minds have set an example for the rest of the society.

Environmental pollution is a matter of prime national concern and the students of an ordinary school have contributed in controlling it. (ANI)

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