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First look at the Upper Primary School in Karkapatla village in Siddipet is unlike other government schools in the state, for it is lush green, thanks to the efforts of its teacher Rajabhai Prakash Rao, 45, who inspired the 60-odd students to plant saplings in 2015 and 2016 that have now grown to about 4-5 feet tall.

Hyderabad: First look at the Upper Primary School in Karkapatla village in Siddipet is unlike other government schools in the state, for it is lush green, thanks to the efforts of its teacher Rajabhai Prakash Rao, 45, who inspired the 60-odd students to plant saplings in 2015 and 2016 that have now grown to about 4-5 feet tall.

About 45 km from Hyderabad, the school is a shining example for other government schools as it not only planted trees in abundance, but also the vegetable garden provided enough produce that was used for four months in the mid-day meal scheme last year.

Out of the 300 saplings, 248 survived and are now growing well. Prakash Rao says, “We will be reviving the vegetable garden again this year. The students enjoyed the fresh vegetables that included brinjal, ladies finger, beans, tomatoes and drumsticks that we consumed for lunch last year.”

The forty pomegranate plants and 45 guava trees are still small and should bear fruits soon. We would be able to provide nutritious food to the students and also play our part in greening the environment says, Prakash Rao who also swears by meditation. He also takes meditation classes to students at the school.

Karkapatla village has just about 300 houses and the school strength is just about 60 but the students too took pains in tending the saplings. Just last year the government sanctioned Rs 1,475 per month to water the plants and the school management appointed a person but before that the students were divided into groups and they watered the saplings and took care of the vegetable garden.

Several school leaders in the district, earlier it came under Medak visited the school and appreciated the work and is being looked as a model school. Prakash Rao says, “With the help of the sarpanch and the community leaders we can still plant many more trees in the one-acre campus.”

By T P Venu

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