School Children To Clean Bhimtal Lake
Dec. 11 (ANI): Concerned with polluting water streams in Uttarakhand,
schoolchildren in Nainital have pledged to clean the Bhimtal
lake during their holidays.
Nainital’s renowned lakes attract thousands of tourists from
all over the country every year.
But increasing pollution, usually caused by tourists, has become
the main cause of lower levels and filth-ridden waters.
Concerns over the state of these lakes, which are also sources
of fresh water for the surrounding towns, brought together school
children to take up the challenge to clean the Bhimtal Lake
during their holidays.
“People are involved in cleaning the environment, and the rivers,
and the lakes. So we thought that Bhimtal is known for its lake
and in the summer time, natural resources get choked because
of pollution, which has been created by man. Therefore, we thought
of creating awareness, starting with our children and engaging
them in the cleanliness of the lake, and we approached the lake
development authority,” said S.S. Negi, Principal, Lake International
The students were also involved in other social activities as
a part of their curriculum, but they have vowed to clean the
“We do social activities also but when we saw that our lake,
which is the main (water) source of Bhimtal is getting deteriorated,
we thought of cleaning it first and then (doing) the other social
activities,” said Meenasha Kadpal, a school student from Nainital.
Students went into the water and cleaned the lake by removing
algae and plastic bags, which blocked the mountain stream feeding
“In summer time, the lake water dries up and tourists return
disheartened. We thought of cleaning the lake to maintain the
water level, as the stream from the mountains gets choked. That
is why we decided to clean the lake during our holidays,” said
Akashdeep Singh, a student of Lake International School, Nainital.
India’s water bodies have been getting polluted for years. The
government, on its part, has created several laws to protect
water sources but they are not implemented . (ANI)