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Nurturing Eco-Leaders, In-Depth Student Reflections

In the bustling corridors of GHPS Sanjeevini Nagar, a green revolution was underway, driven by enthusiastic students and dedicated mentors of the Veggie4school Gardens initiative. What began as a humble endeavour to cultivate a patch of greenery in the schoolyard burgeoned into an extraordinary odyssey of environmental consciousness, empowerment, and communal cohesion.

Among the spirited participants were Adithya Kumar, Gayathree R, and Manjunatha, who eagerly assumed their roles as Waste Detectives, armed with curiosity and resolve. Alongside their peers, they embarked on a journey to unravel the intricacies of waste management, discovering the profound impact of their actions on the world around them.

Guided by the Garden Gurus, the students, including Keerthi and Manish M R, delved into the nuances of environmental stewardship. From composting kitchen scraps to advocating for plastic alternatives, they realised that every small gesture had the potential to ignite waves of positive change.

The influence of the Veggie4school Gardens initiative extended far beyond the school gates. As Waste Detectives, including Nythik K Maalage and Surendra, shared their newfound knowledge and passion with their peers, families, and communities, they emerged as beacons of change, inspiring others to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

The students articulated their experiences, insights, and aspirations through reflection forms and feedback sessions. Adithya Kumar expressed pride in their eco-creations, while Tanuja eagerly disseminated waste segregation techniques to others. Their voices echoed the depth of their engagement and the breadth of their impact:


  • Garden Story Impact: The garden story inspired many, showing deep appreciation for nature’s power. 78% 78%
  • Top Garden Tool: The hand trowel was a favorite for its practicality in the garden. 43% 43%
  • Safety and Hygiene: Many recognized safety’s role in preventing injuries, showing responsible gardening. 30% 30%
  • Waste in Gardening: Several students saw the value in using waste sustainably in gardens. 65% 65%

Willingness to Educate Others

  • Waste Segregation Advocacy: Tanuja expressed a strong commitment to sharing, stating, “Yes, it is very important, and I will share,” echoing the sentiment of 96% of students.
  • Interest in Recycling Techniques: Adithya Kumar showed a keen interest in learning more, stating, “Yes (please share that solution),” reflecting the curiosity of 96% of respondents.

As these young eco-leaders nurture their green sanctuary, their collective efforts pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future, one seedling, one compost pile at a time.

Active Participation of the Eco-Leaders,

Government Higher Primary School Sanjeevini Nagar’s V4S garden flourishes under the watchful eye of Headmaster Mr. Muniraju, with 28 students eagerly participating in this green revolution. Mr. Muniraju offered his insight, saying, “We recognize the significance of teaching children about environmental responsibility from a young age. The Veggie4School program offers a unique opportunity for our students to engage with nature, fostering a sense of stewardship and

Adithya Kumar, Arjun Kamati, Dhanwanth P Nair, Gayathree R, Gowtham Krishna, Karan Kumar, Keerthi , Kushal M, M D Raghavendra, Manish M R, Manjunatha , Nithin P, Nythik K Maalage, Panchami L, Pushpa Nishad, Raj Kumar, Tanuja, Thanushree, Vsarla Sri Hitesh, Vishnu M Bommalehi, Surendra, Ayush Singh, Chandini, Indra, Joshika Priya, Lakshmipathi, Mallikarjuna, Preetham Jalani, Suresh Kashappa Gowri, M Bommalehi, Yathish M, Aanchal Kumari, Aryan Bhatta, Chaitra M, Devaj G, Karan Sijapathi, Prarthana L, RaniBai Mali, Syed Zuveria Azar, Vijay Gowda M K