Trees are not advertising billboards

There they go again!!! – UNITED CIVIC CLUB OF ST. MARKS PUBLIC SCHOOL – this is the new batch of Civic Club Members who have started their activities for the current academic year, 2012-13, as a part of CMCA – Childrens’ Movement for Civic Awareness.

United Civic Club student pulling out pamphlet nailed to a tree. Pic courtesy: Ravikala Baliga.

Understanding at a very young age that we need to save our trees and respect them individually – the children noticed that the trees are always treated like ‘advertising space!’  It is important for each human being to acknowledge that the trees also have their rights.  Our grandparents and elders did not plant them there so that people can staple or nail pamphlets on them, just because they do not object aloud.

The children went around – and will continue to do so – pulling down pamphlets from trees near their school and residence. Some took the help of elders in this endeavour.

St Mark’s School United Civic Club members. Pic courtesy: Ravikala Baliga.

I wish them all the luck to grow up to be active citizens of the country… We need many more such children who ACT to bring about change

CMCA is a 12 year old national citizenship program that inculcates democracy and citizenship values and civic & environmental consciousness in children and youth. CMCA is present in 399 civic clubs in 327 schools across 6 cities – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hubli-Dharwad, Mysore, Hosur and Nagpur.

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