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Medicinal Plants से महकेंगे School, Herbal Park will be established – dainiktribuneonline.com

Chandigarh, 22nd March (Trinew)

Government schools of Haryana now smell of medicinal plants. Herbal parks will be established in schools to connect students with nature and greenery. Medicinal plants along with other tropical trees will be planted in these parks. The herbal park will enhance the beautification of the schools and introduce the students to the medicines used in daily use.

Tulsi, Amla, Ashwagandha, Satavari, Gudmar, Guggal, Kalihri, Pipli, Gandha, Peppermint, Chitrak, Neem, Nageshwar and many other types of plants will be planted in the schools which are used to treat various diseases. The school principals have been instructed that the proposal to establish a herbal garden should be sent to the AYUSH department. Plants of medicinal importance will be developed and identified to the students in these parks.

The Directorate of Education has instructed all District Education Officers and District Basic Education Officers that as per the instructions of AYUSH Department, the students will be made aware of the importance of medicinal plants for disease prevention and health promotion. Those schools who will set up herbal gardens will be given financial assistance by AYUSH Department. The Directorate of Education has instructed that 10 to 15 species of medicinal plants in a school with an area of ​​500 square meters or more can be applied for. AYUSH Department will provide financial assistance to schools for herbal gardens. Financial assistance will be given at the rate of 25 thousand rupees per school for 500 square meters. Seven thousand rupees per school will be given as maintenance cost for the first year for establishment and for the next four years. If such schools are preparing to establish herbal gardens, whose area is less than 500 square meters, they will not be given financial assistance. District Education Officers have been instructed to form an eco club co-ordinator in the district who will check the reality of schools setting up herbal parks.

Holiday will be on Hariyali Teej and Chhoti Diwali : The Education Department has declared a local holiday on Hariyali Teej and Chhoti Diwali. On behalf of the Directorate of Schools, Director SCERT Gurugram, District Education Officer, District Fundamental Education Officer and Divisional Education Officers have been instructed that the department has declared holidays on local festivals and anniversaries, including Buddha Purnima on 23rd May. is There will also be a school holiday on 6th September for Hariyali Teej and 31st October for Chhoti Diwali. Along with this, December 26 has also been declared as a holiday on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh.

Teacher and student will supervise

Clear instructions have been given by the Directorate of Education that the school will be responsible for the maintenance of the herbal park. There will be partnership of parent-teacher association and NGO with teachers and students. Along with this, special arrangements will be made for maintenance during school holidays. Students will be trained to label, water, weed and harvest plants, thereby increasing students’ knowledge of the benefits and uses of the species they nurture.

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