Udupi: Eco-club unit of Milagres College gets joy in paddy cultivation

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Udupi, Jul 24 : The students of the Eco Club unit of Milagres College Kallianpur got a first-hand experience of cultivation in the paddy field as they planted paddy saplings in the slushy paddy fields  on Monday, July 18 at Balamakki near Chanthar village, Brahmavar taluk.
Over 25 students of the college  were actively participated and took up the task of planting paddy saplings in three paddy fields of about one acre of land at Chanthar.
The college authorities have, for the last three years, been taking students for planting paddy saplings in the fields.
Prof Anil Danthy, HOD of post graduation department, Milagres College Kallianpur, said, "The objective behind this initiative was to give students an exposure to agriculture. We do not want students to learn only from books. They should participate in extra-curricular activities also. This exercise will give them an idea of agricultural activities,” he said. But it was not just planting of saplings. There was fun too as the students participated in sports activities in the slushy waters, including a running race and a tug-of-war event.
All these made it a joyful outing for the students who loved every moment of it.
The students are gave feedback on the programme is said, they felt happy about this outreach programme conducted under the banner of Eco-Club and also learnt experiences through practically by cultivating paddy saplings in the field.
Agriculturist Thammayya Poojary shared the information on cultivation of paddy saplings and guided the students. 
Dr Ganesh Bhat, Rekha U, eco club coordinator and lecturer Swathi were present. 

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