Mission Khoryug to be launched in 469 Govt. schools of Ladakh
MoU signed between WWF India and Directorate of School Education, Ladakh
Leh, Feb 07: WWF-India (World Wide Fund for Nature-India) in partnership with the Department of School Education, Ladakh is launching “Mission Khoryug” in 469 Government Schools of Ladakh starting March 2023.
Mission Khoryug is a student movement for creating green homes, green schools, and green communities. This movement has practical ideas and activities for students to build their knowledge about the environment, connect with nature, and inculcate the values and skills needed to make their schools and communities greener. The five themes of Mission Khoryug are biodiversity, water, waste, food, and energy.
In January 2023, WWF-India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of School Education, Ladakh to launch Mission Khoryug and LG’s Khoryug Award. The MoU was signed by Director School Education Department, Dr. Safdar Ali and Radhika Suri, Director Environment Education division respectively.
The key components of Mission Khoryug are building students’ knowledge about the biodiversity of Ladakh and actively engaging with nature, promoting student-led actions for enhancing green activities in schools, and Promoting student-led services for nature in their own communities.