DHARAMSHALA, November 17: An educational exhibition showcasing the wonders of recycling and reusing of household trash concluded yesterday at the Tibetan Children’s Village School (TCV), Upper Dharamshala.
The exhibition showcasing fancy boxes, spellathon cards, comic strips, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speeches and numbering cards amongst many other items all made out of fruit juice and milk cartons drew attention and enthusiasm from the students and general public.
“Our school alone produces 6960 cartons of milk boxes every month and I feel recycling our waste and taking care of our environment is unavoidable,” said Tenzin Palmo, the brain behind the exhibition.
Palmo who has taught English at the TCV School for the last two decades told Phayul that the recycled cartons skillfully pasted with the Dalai Lama’s messages have been popular with restaurants in Dharamshala.
Catching on with the environment enthusiast’s innovative ways, other Tibetan schools have approached Palmo.
“I have distributed the recycled boxes and learning cards to other Tibetan schools as well and it is nice to know that they are also showing interest,” said Palmo.
In 2010, Palmo’s perseverance was rewarded with an opportunity to pitch a ten-minute presentation in front of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other dignitaries at a science and mind conference held in Gangtok, eastern India.
“After visiting the exhibition and witnessing what wonders can be done with trash if you apply a little mind, many children came to me with boxes and cartons collected from in and around the school. Such initiatives are really inspiring,” said Tenzin Palmo.