Mysuru, August 13:- “Youths are losing interest in agriculture and are heading towards the city for jobs. It is the need of the hour to spread the awareness on agriculture,” said Zilla Panchayat member and former president Dr Pushpa B Amaranath.
She was speaking at practical agricultural works at Adarsha Vidyalaya of Bachalli village in Hunsur taluk on Sunday.
The event was organised at the farm of one Shivanna. Dr Pushpa Amaranath got into the farm and taught children about agriculture.
“If we make the younger generation to understand the importance of agriculture, they would not leave the villages for cities. If farmers adopt progressive farming, they would get profits. We will get better crops even in one acre of land,” she added.
“We are stressing upon the importance of including agriculture in the syllabus for high school students. We have brought the children here help them learn farming practically. We have prepared a report and sent it to the government,” she added.
SSLC student, Chandrakala expressed her happiness after taking part in the event. She said that the parents of the children were not allowing them to work at farms. She thanked Dr Pushpa Amaranath for organising such an event. Farmer Shivanna appreciated the initiative by Dr Pushpa Amaranath in creating awareness among the students. (MR/KS).