Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (MS)
Puttur, Sep 17: Anadka Government School in the taluk has taken a unique approach to education by integrating agricultural farming into its curriculum. In addition to traditional subjects, the school emphasizes agriculture and environmental education, fostering a culture of joyful learning in a green environment.
Spanning over 2.8 acres, the school boasts a lush landscape filled with areca nut, cashew, and coconut trees. Over 100 areca nut trees, planted by students and parents, are now bearing fruit. The income generated from the first harvest is used to purchase organic manure and other essentials for the farm.
On the other side of the school, there is a cashew farm with more than 50 trees. These trees are leased out annually during the season, generating an income of Rs 10,000.
Recognized as the best agricultural school in the state, Anadka Government School dedicates most of its land to agricultural purposes. The school even grows all the vegetables needed for the students' midday meals. Students actively participate in agricultural work.
In addition to areca nut and cashew, the school's farm also boasts various fruit trees. All the fruits are distributed among the students. Both teachers and students arrive at school early each morning to tend to the plants and trees. Parents also contribute by helping to eliminate pests.
During the summer holidays, parents take turns watering the plants. The success of Anadka School highlights the crucial role parents play in a school's development.
Overall, Anadka School in the taluk stands out as an educational institution that not only imparts traditional knowledge but also instills environmental awareness in its students.