CAS-Malhargad Fort Trek & Cleaning Activity

Malhargad Fort Trek and Cleaning Activity: Empowering Students as Responsible Citizen – 30th July 2023

On the 30th of July 2023, a group of enthusiastic and environmentally-conscious students from MYP5, DP1, and DP2 of our school embarked on a transformative adventure to Malhargad Fort. Nestled amidst the picturesque Sahyadri mountain range, the historical fort held not only breathtaking views but also a challenge and responsibility for the young minds to restore its pristine glory.

The trek commenced at the crack of dawn, and as the sun rose, so did the spirits of the students. Led by seasoned guides and teachers, the journey provided a perfect blend of excitement and learning. The students not only learned about the flora, fauna, and geological marvels of the region but also discovered the historical significance of Malhargad Fort. They were reminded of the importance of preserving cultural heritage for future generations.

Upon reaching the fort’s summit, the students were greeted by a sight that invoked mixed emotions – breathtaking views marred by litter and neglect. Undeterred, they rolled up their sleeves and put on their gloves, turning the trek into a fort cleaning activity. Armed with garbage bags, they demonstrated their commitment to be responsible stewards of nature and heritage.

The task was both challenging and rewarding, as they worked in unison to clear the litter left behind by earlier visitors. Their collective effort yielded bags filled with plastic waste, wrappers, and other debris, which served as a poignant reminder of the urgent need to raise awareness about responsible waste disposal.

Beyond the physical labor, the experience left a lasting impact on the students’ perspectives. They realized the gravity of environmental degradation and their role in mitigating it. The trek and cleaning activity instilled in them a sense of ownership and pride in preserving natural and historical sites, realizing that they too could make a difference through individual and collective action.

As the sun began to set, and the students descended the fort, they did so not only with a sense of achievement but also with a commitment to continue their mission. They vowed to share their experiences with fellow students and the wider community, inspiring others to take up similar initiatives. The trek and fort cleaning activity at Malhargad Fort served as a catalyst, fostering a generation of environmentally responsible citizens who understand the value of their actions in shaping a sustainable future.