Explore CBSE’s ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh 2023’ initiative that intertwines patriotism, student involvement, and sustainability.
Meri Mati Mera Desh 2023
As the nation gears up to celebrate the monumental 75th anniversary of India’s independence, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has rolled out a significant initiative aimed at honoring the sacrifices of our heroic freedom fighters and fostering a greener future. Titled “Meri Mati Mera Desh,” this campaign stands as an integral part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) and emphasizes active participation from educational institutions, especially schools affiliated with CBSE.
Igniting Enthusiasm through Student Involvement
CBSE recognizes the crucial role that schools play in making “Meri Mati Mera Desh” a resounding success. To achieve this, the board outlines key areas for engagement:
- Student Participation: The campaign’s success hinges on the enthusiasm of students. Schools are encouraged to actively involve students in various aspects of the initiative. By fostering a sense of participation, schools can instill a deep connection to the campaign’s core values.
- Special Assemblies and Awareness: Schools are urged to dedicate special assemblies to the campaign’s theme. Informative leaflets distributed to parents can create awareness and rally support for the cause. This educational effort is vital in nurturing a sense of responsibility towards our nation’s heritage.
- Panch Pran Pledge: CBSE advocates for students taking the “Panch Pran Pledge,” a solemn commitment to the values that underpin our nation’s spirit. Encouraging students to symbolically connect to the land’s history, CBSE invites them to take selfies with handfuls of soil (“Mitti”) and upload them to the campaign’s dedicated website.
- Grassroots Engagement: Ensuring active student engagement at various levels, from the grassroots to the national stage, is key. By participating wholeheartedly in ceremonies at block, urban local body, state, and national levels, students can contribute to the campaign’s resonance across the country.
Plantation Drive for a Greener Tomorrow
In tandem with the celebrations, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is driving a noteworthy environmental initiative. Schools are called upon to plant 75 saplings of indigenous trees, creating “Amrit Vatikas” on their premises. This initiative aligns with the broader goal of fostering environmental consciousness among students and nurturing a greener future for generations to come.
Supporting Green Endeavors
To facilitate this massive plantation drive, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change is contributing saplings. The involvement of the Director General of Forest and Special Secretary, along with cooperation from the Principal Chief Conservators of Forest and Heads of Forest Forces of all States/Union Territories, underscores the significance of this environmental initiative.
CBSE’s “Meri Mati Mera Desh” initiative echoes the spirit of unity and patriotism that defined the struggle for independence. By actively engaging students in this campaign and promoting environmental stewardship through the plantation drive, CBSE aims to create a lasting impact on India’s future. As educational institutions come together to honor our nation’s history and contribute to a greener tomorrow, they pave the way for a brighter, more harmonious India.
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