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Gardens to Clean Water: Students Are Taking the Lead in Making Their Localities Better

‘Kitchen garden for Mother’ is the name if the initiative which will help cultivate organic vegetables.

Over the years we have come across various stories of change that has been made possible because of the efforts put in by students. Here is another one!

The students of Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer Memorial Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary in Thalayolaparambu launched a mission which they have aptly titled ‘Kitchen garden for Mother’ to cultivate organic vegetables.

The students went to houses near their school and set up a vegetable garden, as part of a project under the National Service Scheme.

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They have set up vegetable gardens in over 100 houses under the project so far, as reported in Mathrubhumi.

Another student-led initiative, called ‘Skip a Meal’, was started by Arpan Roy that feeds about 1,300 people every week.

It all started when he and a group of volunteers at TISS Tuljapur campus decided to skip a meal and distribute it to the hungry in and around the college campus.

From that very first drive in 2012, they have now shared more than over 53,000 meals across three states in the country.


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Another initiative, which was driven by students, was the brainchild of Sukruth Krishna Kumar (Class 12) and Suprith Krishna Kumar (Class 9) from The International School Bangalore (TISB) and Tarun Kumar Reddy (Class 12) from Canadian International School.

They have helped about 150 families (approximately 500 individuals) in Hegganahalli get access to clean drinking water.

Here’s to more such social initiatives by students. If you know of any such initiatives, do write to us.

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