Monday, June 18, 2012
Gardens to be developed in 70,000 schools
Bangalore: President of the State unit of the BJP K.S. Eshwarappa has underscored the need to enhance green cover on the campuses of educational institutions by planting saplings.
Participating in an afforestation programme organised by the Shimoga CMC on Sunday, he asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri not to be perturbed by the criticism against “saffronisation of education”.
Mr. Eshwarappa said it was important to enlighten students on the rich cultural heritage of the land. “The efforts by Mr. Kageri to create awareness among the students on the importance of culture and religion is being criticised as saffronisation. I am happy that Mr. Kageri is braving the criticism,” he said.
Mr. Kageri said the government planned to develop gardens in 70,000 schools in the State.
Courtesy: The Hindu