Attingal: It was time to reap the benefits of their hard work on the farmlands of the college. Teachers, staff, alumni and even people's representatives actively participated in the harvesting activities on the campus of the Government College, Attingal, and had the satisfaction of achieving a good yield.
Students and the National Service Scheme unit of the College had earlier started paddy cultivation on the campus.
Farming was started in the college to introduce youth to it. Students enthusiastically took part in the farming activities.
Principal V Manikandan Nair, NSS programme officers Dr Sarun and S G K Gopakumar led the initiative to make the barren land on the campus suitable for agriculture.
Students also built a pond nearby to meet the water needs for farming.
Then cultivation was started with the help of Krishi Bhavan at Attingal. Apart from paddy, the college has also started the cultivation of banana and tapioca.
The harvest festival, christened Kathirovalsvam, was held on Thursday. It was inaugurated by municipal chairman M Pradeep. Principal Dr V Manikandan Nair chaired the meet.
NSS programme officers Dr Sarun, S G K Gopakumar, Dr K Pradeep Kumar, Dr Anitha, Sibu Kumar, Manikandan, Sajeev, Dr Ragesh K, Sandhya J Nair, college union chairman Anandu D S, and general secretary Ajith Chandran also took part.