Garden of Medicinal Plants
In today’s jig–jag life style, a person is bound to have a lot of health problems, forcing him or her to visit frequently to the doctors and hence the individual has to bear accountable loss of money and time. The excess and prolonged intake of various medicines is liable to produce harmful side effects which may create new problems entangling a person amongst doctor, medicine, tension , anxiety and loss of money. It is well known from historic times that there are a number of plants available nearby which cure effectively a lot of medical problems without side effects at a very low expenses, and at the same time to enhance the understanding of students regarding the study of plants. Keeping this in mind, the college developed a Garden of Medicinal Plants and planted a variety of Medicinal Plants in the campus itself to provide a valuable knowledge to the students, staff and citizens and to get benefitted from the these Medicinal Plants.
To provide a valuable knowledge of various properties of Medicinal Plants to the students, staff and citizens, to get benefitted from these Medicinal Plants, and cure most of the common diseases without side effects and thus avoid frequent visits to the doctors and live a peaceful life.
Most of the persons are suffering from one or other disease and spend their time and money by visiting the doctors. The prescribed allopathic medicines, many a time produce side effects which in turn create a new problem, in other words – a cycle of problems. We know that many plants have medicinal properties but we rarely use them to cure medical problems.
It is well thought by the college that if we provide some additional inputs regarding the medicinal properties of the plants available nearby to the students, staff and citizens, it will be of great help to the them and at the same time quenches the sentiments of staff and students of college as far as the thought ‘pay back to the society’ is concerned.
- The Practice
The college has developed Medicinal Garden in the campus. All the activities like arrangement of seeds, plants, fertilizers, tools and tackles, watering facilities, selection of medicinal plants have been done by the students and staff with great enthusiasm. Help from local experts has also been sought. The college has sowed initially following
- Evidence of Success –
An exhibition of medicinal plants was organized on 06.08.2015 by the science faculty of the college. The information regarding the medicinal plants, their properties and importance, common and scientific names, and place of availability was provided to students, staff and citizens.
The exhibition was inaugurated by shri Ashok Sharma, former President, Civil Supplies Corporation, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. The other dignitaries present were Shri Vivek Sahu, Chairman Mahavidhayala Janbhagidari Samiti, and the guests – Shri Sanjay Laduwan, Shri Devsharan sen, Dr. Hemlata Mohabe, Pro. R.P. Dixit were also present. The presence of Shri Rajesh Pandey, Principal, Govt. Kamala Devi Mahila Mahavidhalaya, Rajnandgaon and Dr. R.N.Singh Principal, Govt. Digvijay Mahavidhalaya, Rajnandgaon boosted the morale of the students and staff.
A large number of students and employees from other schools and institutions, old students, esteemed citizens and press reporters of various news papers visited the exhibition.
The college is planning to grow more medicinal plants and more exhibitions in future.
- Problem Encountered and Resources required-
As such, the college did not face any major problem except the collection of various medicinal plants. All the resources required for the medicinal garden were arranged by the students and staff. All the activities like arrangement of seeds, plants, fertilizers, tools and tackles, watering facilities, selection of medicinal plants have been done by the students and staff with high enthusiasm. Help from local experts has also been sought.