Helping children understand food production from the scratch

In an attempt to encourage a change in food habits, Yugaa, an all-women social welfare organisation, held a sensitisation programme Nam Unavu Nam Kayil (Our Food in Our Hands) for students at the Arokiamatha Matric School in Karumandapam in Trichy on Tuesday.

Attended by over 500 students of classes 7,8,9 and 11, the morning programme included demonstrative workshops on home gardening conducted by Krishnamurthy, Tamil Nadu Deputy Director, Horticulture, Tiruchi, and a lecture on millets and their nutritional merits by R.Chandrasekaran, former Joint Director of Agriculture.

Short films on organic farming, hazardous nature of chemicals and pesticides and the need to avoid food wastage were also screened.