Need for growing more trees: Kalam

Emphasising the need for growing more trees, former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam today said though Kerala was a beautiful land with lot of trees, it needs more trees.
In an interactive session with the students of St Joseph’s Anglo-Indian Girls’ Higher Second School, here, Kalam advised each one of student to plant five trees each. Each tree by photosynthesis absorbs 20 kgs of carbondioxide and lets out into the atmosphere every year 14 kgs of oxygen, he said.
‘When one travels by scooter, bus, car every one litre of fossil fuel used for generating energy produces two kilograms of carbondioxide’, he said, adding, students should plant five trees each and nurure it.
The best learning takes place when the teacher creates a learning habit in the students and make it enjoyable part of life for acquiring knowledge.
“One will be remembered if he is unique, he said, adding, ‘the challenge, my young friends, is that you have to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can ever imagine to fight, and never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place, that is, a ‘unique you’.
The tool for fighting challenges are ‘knowledge’, he said.
Kalam commissioned the Wind-Solar Hybrid Power plant implemented by the Parent Teacher Association of the school.
The first phase of the 15 kw wind solar Hybrid Power Project, which was launched, costs about Rs 12.5 lakh. (PTI)


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