Jaipur, July 12, 2018
“Go organic, for healthy organs. If children grow organic and eat organic, they will remain healthy and follow healthy lifestyle” said Rev. Samson Samuel, Director of St. Paul’s Mar Thoma School, Jaipur during State Level Launch of ‘Organic Clubs & Garden in Schools Programme’ organised at St. Pauls School, Mundiya Ramsar, Jaipur by CUTS International. The minds of school going children are open to new learning and are better targets to accept any change, so should be made aware about the ill effects of chemical farming for individuals and its long term effects on environment.
The purpose of the organic clubs is to inculcate a culture of sustainable consumption and to contribute towards safe and sustainable food systems, said George Cheriyan, Director of CUTS International, while making the opening address. He said the organic gardens and organic manure cells in schools will sensitize the children, promote the organic farming and help in addressing the gap between demand and supply for organic products. He said the intervention is in partnership with Swedish Society of Nature Conservation (SSNC).
Targeting children as the main stakeholders to promote consumption of organic products, CUTS International has aimed to develop organic gardens in schools in 10 target districts of Rajasthan. The organic garden will be developed engaging the children and school teachers while the technical support for developing garden will be provide by the CUTS International.
Rajdeep Pareek, Programme Officer, CUTS facilitated a technical session for developing the organic garden. Deepak Saxena, Assistant Director of CUTS made the introductory remarks. Children of the school and villagers were participated in the event.
The programme was formally launched by planting the saplings at the school farm by the guests, teachers and children
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