Bakhtiyarpur (Bihar), May 21 (ANI): Students at a government-run school in Bihar's Bakhtiyarpur town are being taught Agricultural Sciences as a subject, to revive the interest of youngsters towards farming.
Apart from conventional education, the students in the age group of 10-15 years are getting exposed to various facets of agriculture at a young age, which they are enthusiastically putting into practice in their own backyards as well.
"Earlier, we didn't know anything about how the green vegetables and rice are grown. But in this school, our teachers taught us how to do farming and grow green vegetables. We gained immense knowledge about agriculture," said Chandani Kumari, a student.
"We use this knowledge at home as well and we grow vegetables on the roof of our school building as well," she added.
Shivram Sharma, Principal of the Sabnima Middle School, said the initiative would prepare youngsters to take up farming as a profession.
"Increasing population and decrease in agricultural knowledge will result in the problem of crop deficit in future. So, to prevent this situation we are teaching students about scientific arming," said Sharma. (ANI)