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 ‘Save Mr Bean’ to mark international year of pulses

Awareness programme on pulses from October 24 to 28

 Science Ashram, a city-based practical science education centre has come out with a unique programme titled ‘Save Mr Bean’ aimed at raising awareness on pulses.

Science Ashram, responsible for instilling spark of curiosity in students since many years,  has now come up with an exclusive event on pulses which will be conducted this month since this year is declared as ‘The International Year of Pulses’ by the United Nations. With an intent to join the global initiative to raise awareness and celebrate the role that beans, chickpea, lentils and other pulses play in feeding the world, Science Ashram has come up with this event on pulses which is spread over five days between October 24 and 28 in the city which is designed for students from class V to class X/

Speaking to City Today about the event, founder of Science Ashram, Dhruva V Rao, said: “This super food has different facets that we need to explore. As the United Nations has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses with the key aim of raising awareness about it, we have taken up this responsibility to join the global initiative to raise awareness and celebrate the role that the pulses play.”

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Dhruva V Rao, founder of Science Ashram

“We will be conducting the event in three different batches naming it as pulsating pulses, bon appetite and for the good of earth for the students of grade 5 to 6,  7 to 8, 9 and 10 respectively. We have planned various activities including quiz competitions, treasure hunt, pulse platter a healthy plate, yummy pulses  competition, watch videos on the different facets of pulses- nitrogen fixation, nutrition, food security, sustainability, and economics. We have restricted entries to 30 students per class and would give them pulse bag – certificate, pulse pouches, pulse recipe book,” he added.

Those who are interested to attend this free event can register before October 21 and more such free events packed with fun and surprises will be conducted every month at Science Ashram to promote practical education for students. For more information, contact: 9980878105.

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