One of our exceptional students, Poonam is a budding poet and a social change maker. Along with a team of students from her school, Avsara Academy, she participated in the International Changemakers Olympiad in January 2020, to tackled a relevant social issue she could identify. She and her team took sessions on anger management and stress relief for healthy behaviour practices for her peers in two schools including AIC. They reached out to at least 50 students and made a positive impact in their lives!
Here are a few poetry verses penned down by Poonam in June 2020
Dear our Mother Earth,
First of all
I don’t know how did
Humans know your gender?
What made us decide this?
And if we did
Do we take care of you
Like our Mothers?
Sometimes you are so parched
That you gulp a single rain drop in a flash of light.
You bear the scorching hot sun,
So that we could live in peace.
But we never asked you what you wanted…
We have infrastructural activities to rank ourselves number one
Every moment we plucked a flower or the whole tree
By its roots
We ignored your cries..
We spoiled your beautiful
Water bodies with our human waste
But this COVID19
Brought you in spotlight..
We are able to reflect on our selfish actions.
I personally grow a small tree
Every Mother’s day