Published: 27th September 2019
Farming should be made part of the curriculum, students should make it part of life: Kerala Edu minister
As part of the program, the introduction to all the activities involved with agriculture proved a novel experience for the students
Every student needs to know about agriculture said Kerala education minister C Raveendranath. He said agriculture should be a part of life just like learning while speaking at the inauguration of the state-sponsored 'Padam onnu - Paadathekk' program jointly organized by the department of education and agriculture to attract new generation to agriculture.
The three-and-a-half-acre of paddy land which was lying unused in Thathiyoor, Perumkadavila, was revived under the leadership of the minister and MLAs as part of the inaugural ceremony. Students and parents of nearby schools were also present.
Minister of Agriculture VS Sunil Kumar presiding over the function said that keeping up a green habitat is the primary task of mankind. He said that on the birth anniversary of Paddy which falls on Makam in the malayalam month of Kanni, students from all schools should start getting engaged in agriculture and such programs will help to strengthen the relationship between man and soil. CK Harindran, MLA, said that the program provides an opportunity for the children to come to the farmlands and interact with nature by setting aside timetables in the classroom.
As part of the 'Padam Onnu : Paadathekk' programme, a group led by MLA Joy planted saplings at the paddy field in in Ilakamon. MLA Joy said that agriculture is essential for the survival of humanity and that agriculture is better than any profession. Students from schools in the Ilakamon- Palayamkunnu region were present at the event.
As part of the program, the introduction to all the activities involved with agriculture proved a novel experience for the students. The children asked the agriculture officials about all the problems related to agriculture.