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Green School Training Programme
Friday, Feb 02, 2018

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The training for the teachers of Coimbatore Diocese was held on 1st February at CSI All Souls
Church Parish Hall, Coimbatore. Rt. Rev. Timothy Ravinder, Bishop of Coimbatore Diocese,
inaugurated the programme. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad, Hon. Director of the Ecological
Department of CSI Synod explained the significance of Green School Programme. He appreciated
St. Hilda's School, Ooty and CSI Matriculation HS School, Coimbatore for successfully completing the
Green Audit. All the participants appreciated the Green School training programme led by Mr. G.
Balachandran. Some of the comments written by the participants are given below.Seventy teachers
attended the training programme. Mr. A. Anburaj from CSI Matriculation School, Coimbatore wrote:
“It was a helpful training. Mr. Balachandran motivated us. Mrs. R. Jayaseeli from Gell Memorial
School: “I learnt many things to implement in my school. My school got green school award of CSI
last year. We will encourage children to plant saplings on their birthdays instead of cutting cakes
etc”. Mrs. S. Lida, CSI Primary School, Kallatti, Ooty: “I will make my place green. I will educate
students on the importance of saving the environment”. Mr. G.Arun from CSI Boys Hr.Sec.School,
Erode: “The method of interaction and activities during the training given by Mr.Balachandran really
motivated us. I will initiate GSP in my school”.Ms. Hanna from CSI Primary School, Coimbatore: “I will
help students to take care of nature and encourage students to save water. With them, we will plant
as many trees as possible. Mr.Earnest Paulson from CSI Matric HSS: “I will give training to students in
reducing waste and saving water”. Ms. Jayanthi from CSI Hobart primary School Salem: “The
training motivated and inspired me to do something for the environment. Mr. Balachandran’s class
was impressive and challenging”.

Prof. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad
Hon. Director, CSI Synod Department of Ecological Concerns