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Children get a feel of the market

SMALL ENTREPRENEURS: Schoolchildren selling vegetables at ‘Makkala Sante' at Murnad in Kodagu on Thursday.
SMALL ENTREPRENEURS: Schoolchildren selling vegetables at ‘Makkala Sante' at Murnad in Kodagu on Thursday.

“Makkala Sante”, students handling rural shandy, is getting popular in Kodagu. Close on the heels of the success of the student shandy organised at the Hakathur Government School in Madikeri taluk a couple of days ago, students from the Murnad Government Composite High School, 16 km away from here, tried their marketing skills, on Thursday.

And, they were successful too. They sold all kinds of vegetables, fruits, condiments, even handicraft items. Onions that have become dearer to common people were sold, according to information received here. Surprisingly, today was the weekly shandy in Murnad, but people thronged the students shandy organised at the school grounds, instead of regular shandy. More than 20 stalls were put up at the venue.

Vegetables, most of which were brought from their homes in villages, were sold for a reasonable price. Tubers were in good demand. The event was organised to enhance trade and business skills of students, besides heralding the importance of agriculture.

Among those who visited the shandy and encouraged the students were, the president of the Murnad Gram Panchayat, Meenakshi Keshava, president of the Murnad hobli Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Mechira Subhash Nanaiah, writer Kiggalu Girish and president of the school SDMC, Sheik Ahmad.


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