In connection with International Year of Millets, Rajagiri Public School (RPS) has joined hands with Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR), Hyderabad, India to popularise the use of millet as the staple food among the Indian community. A stall showcased various varieties of millets and different types of dishes made using millets and their recipes.
The year-long celebration is supported by the members of the school’s Parent Council. Executive members Teenu Joggy. Roma Achamma Thommen and Shanmuga Pandian who managed the millet stall at Rajagiri Fest, explained that inculcating healthy food habits in the young generation is the prime duty of every parent, especially in an era when life style diseases are on the rise.
A formal launch of the celebration was done by Indian embassy first secretary (education, culture and information) Sachin Dinkar Shankpal by handing over specially crafted bookmarks illustrating the different kinds of millets and their health benefits. The school plans to hold online sessions for students, conducted by the scientists of IIMR, develop small plots in the school garden with various millet crops, promote millet snacks in the students’ snack boxes at least once in a month and organise quizzes and debates.