“Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The well-being of humanity depends upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust’(Preamble to the Earth Charter).
Visthar Eco Sanctuary signifies the need to turn to a cosmo-centric way of life, one with earth wisdom; and viewing Nature as much more than a backdrop to our lives. Here we see ourselves and the source of life as one with nature, and in harmony with the universal rhythm of life.
Visthar Eco Sanctuary is a conscious effort to nurture and protect all life on our campus. The Sanctuary transcends being a mere physical space to represent an enlightened program reflecting inclusion and sustainability. It serves the dual purpose of being an earth-based learning centre and a development locus for traditional seed preservation and biodiversity conservation.
The Sanctuary features a herbal garden and nursery, organic farm, water harvesting and paper recycling units, and a butterfly garden. We believe that caring for the earth and nurturing biodiversity should become integral to all education. The Eco Sanctuary provides scope for children to enhance their imagination and commitment to the earth and environment. This is achieved by hands-on experience working on the farm, making recycled handmade paper and paper products, taking nature walks, and learning about biodiversity and water recharging.