Mangaluru, Jun 9: World Ocean Day was celebrated at Lourdes Central School with an objective to promote sustainable practices for ocean conservation and encourage students to commit themselves to actions that will safeguard marine life and the oceans.
'Planet Ocean: The Tides are Changing' is the theme of World Oceans Day 2023.
The students of Class 10A conducted the assembly under the guidance of their class teacher, Deepa D'Souza. Rishan Mohammed and Navaneeth Bekal were the comperes. Jane Moras presented the thought for the day. Nidhi Sarah John led the pledge. Amrita Nair, speaking on the significance of the day specified the role of the oceans in sustaining our livelihood by providing jobs for millions of people and food for billions.
The principal, Fr Robert D'Souza in his address, "The oceans are home to an astonishing array of life and the incredible biodiversity that exists beneath the waves. However, marine life faces numerous challenges that threaten its survival. Hence, we need to understand the sustainable management of resources and the implementation of sustainable goals to protect the oceans." He urged the students to evade ocean-harming products like plastics to reduce marine pollution and to commit themselves to actions that will safeguard marine life.
The assembly concluded with the School Anthem. A Quiz was conducted on marine life for classes 1 to 10.