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Green Crusaders, In-Depth Student Reflections

In the midst of the city noise, GKMPS Kavalbyrasandra was preparing for a day of green education, bustling with the energy of eager students and dedicated teachers. Students from the 6th and 7th grades embarked on a journey of environmental enlightenment under the guidance of Mr. Darbar and the supportive leadership of Headmaster Mrs. Jeejabai Shindhe. Through the Veggie4school Gardens initiative, these young minds embraced the call to action, nurturing a deeper connection with nature while championing sustainable practices within their community. 

Among the eager participants were Ambika B, Anil Shivanand, and Deepak R, who emerged as vigorous advocates for environmental conservation. Guided by their teachers and inspired by the Garden Gurus, including Mallikarjuna S and Charulekha Y, students immersed themselves in gardening, exploring the intricate balance between human activity and ecological well-being. 

Through reflection forms and feedback sessions, students articulated their experiences and aspirations, revealing the profound impact of their journey.


  • Garden Story Impact: The garden story inspired many, showing deep appreciation for nature’s power. 62% 62%
  • Top Garden Tool: The Watering Can was a favorite tool for its practicality in the garden. 54% 54%
  • Safety and Hygiene: Many recognized safety’s role in preventing injuries, showing responsible gardening. 16% 16%
  • Waste in Gardening: Several students saw the value in using waste sustainably in gardens. 44% 44%

Willingness to Educate Others

  • Waste Segregation Advocacy: An impressive 76% of students expressed a strong willingness to share information about waste segregation with others, highlighting their commitment to environmental stewardship. 
  • Interest in Recycling Techniques: Around 39% of students exhibited familiarity with waste recycling solutions, demonstrating an understanding of sustainable waste management practices.  

As these young Green Crusaders continue to cultivate their eco-friendly haven, their collective efforts serve as a beacon of hope for a greener and more sustainable future, inspiring others to join the movement toward environmental conservation and stewardship.

Active Participation in the Green Crusade

Under the guidance of Headmistress Jeeja Bai Shindhe, The Government Kannada Model Primary School of Kavalbyrasandra has seen 105 enthusiastic students come together to breathe life into their V4S garden. Reflecting on the decision to participate, Mrs. Shindhe remarked, “We joined the Veggie4School program because we believe in fostering environmental stewardship among our students. This initiative not only teaches them about sustainable practices but also empowers them to make a positive impact on the world around them.”

Abhinaya K, Abhirami C, Abhishek Kumar, Abubakar Siddiq, Ambika B, Anil Shivanand, Anushka R, Arshiya, Arthi A, Ashraf, Asif, Ayesha Siddiq, Ayisha, Azmath Pasha, Baganna, Bhgyavathi, Bhumesh V, Bi Bi Zainab, Chandrakala, Charulekha Y ,Chhoti Kumari, Dara Chandra, Dara Shalini, Deepak R, Deepak R, Faiza Khanum, Gurunath, Hasini, Hema Shree, Iaman, Isha, Janani, Jeevitha P, Joseph, Juhi Kumari, Jyothi S, Kaushalya, Keerthana D, Lakshmi R, Lohith Kumar G, Lvavanya Bai Y M, Varsha, Mageshwari, Mahadevi, Mahesh, Maimuna C, Mallikarjuna S, Manasa N, Megha, Mehaboob B, Milan, Minisha A, Mohammed Adil, Monish P S, Moula Ali, Muskan, Narasamma, Navya Kumari, Nayana R, Nikhitha R, Nikitha V,, Nithesh N, Noor Huda, Nuthan M, Pallavi N, Prajwal, Prithi Raj, Priya S R, Sanjana, Radha Kumari, Rahamathunissa, Raj Nandini, Ramesha, Reena, Ruth Mary, S Charulatha, Sabiya S ,Sagar, Sajida S, Salman, Samvel S, Sanjana, Sanjay A, Sanjay P, Sanjitha J, Santhosh, Sathyam Kumar, Shankar N, Sharli, Shivarajini, Shivashankara, Shivasharana, Sindura A, Somiya R, Stephan, Suresh, Swapna J, Syed Ayan, Syed Faraz, Syed Shahid, Syeda Humera, Tanushri S, Tayamma, Usha Kumari, Veronika, Vignesh N, Vimal Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Yallamma, Yuthika J.