Vijayawada

Schools roped in to grow medicinal plants

Students having a look at the medicinal plants on display at the Dr.N.R.S Government Ayurvedic College, in Vijayawada on Thursday.- PHOTO: V. RAJU  

The move to spread the popularity of medicinal plants has now been extended to schools. The Dr. N.R.S Government Ayurvedic College is providing saplings of medicinal plants free to school managements. The first school to lap up the offer on Thursday was Atkinson Senior Secondary School at One Town.

Associate professor T. Bullaiah of the Ayurvedic College said the objective was to create awareness among students about the importance of cultivating greenery. The school nurseries would encourage students to grown medicinal plans in their houses. The college distributed saplings of Brahmi, Tulasi, Amla, Coleus ambonicus lour (Vama), Tinospora cordifolia (Tippa Tiga) free to students. Volunteers explained to students the medical benefits of the plants.

“It is a good cause,” said Sister Bala Pushpa, Principal of Atkinson School.

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