A Herbal Garden has been set on the campus of the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSS) of Chandigarh. Hence, this will enable the students to impart practical understanding regarding agriculture and waste management.
The idea of setting up a herbal garden is innovative and entirely new. Hence, Chandigarh’s Dhanas district school came up with this idea.
Importance of Herbal Garden in Schools:
Seema Rani, the principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSS) highlighted the importance of herbal gardens. Hence, she said that with the assistance of these gardens, the students will learn about cleanliness and greenery. This will have a positive impact as they could try to incorporate cleanliness into their day-to-day life. Activities including waste management will be taught.
Students will also be tutored to turn waste products into compost. Hence, the Herbal Garden of GMSS, Chandigarh has a specially designed pond for composting and worming for agriculture and plantations. However, students have always been ignoring natural and geographic calamities like the recent Uttarakhand tragedy. So, awareness about nature is necessary.
Therefore, the school envisions providing its students with theoretical and practical knowledge hand in hand. Principal Seema Rani adds that Chandigarh is going to present the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) an international students survey in 2022.
Herbal Garden study assists the New Education Policy (NEP):
The New Education Policy (NEP) introduced by the Ministry of Education emphasizes the creativity and critical knowledge of students. It furthermore prioritizes vocational and practical study. Students cannot learn within the four walls of a classroom. Hence, the concept of Herbal Garden is an example of this.
Taranpreet Kaur, a student from GMSS says that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the first activity done was cultivation and planting. Hence, the students enjoyed the waste management and composting classes. They were happy and interested to study outside classrooms.