Taking the initiative of creating awareness of organic products and symbolizing the purest way of farming, Amritsar Group of Colleges has initiated Garden Based Learning Programme at AGC Agro Farm in which the school students can participate and learn the different techniques for organic farming. Madam Ragini Sharma, Director Finance-AGC has marked the beginning of this progamme in which the students can get the insight of things related to agriculture such as they experienced live crop demonstrations, protected cultivation of flowers and vegetables. The main objective behind taking students to the visit is to go beyond academics by providing them training on kitchen garden, hydroponics and vermicomposting. It will give them a practical perspective on the internal working of the Department of Agriculture providing them an opportunity to learn practically through interaction.
With relentless efforts, Ma'am Ragini Sharma strives for the progress of the farmers by taking such initiatives, be it supporting agripreneurs, promoting organic cultivation and guiding the people in accomplishing the vision of contributing in the development of the nation. Stating the benefits of the positive aspects of organic farming, Madam Ragini Sharma (Director Finance, AGC) says,"This is an initiative for the farmers who promote the organic way of farming which will feature every category pertinent to the Organic segment in Punjab and Garden based Learning provides students with opportunities to interact with nature on a personal level that promotes positive behavior changes and integrating the garden and garden activities into classroom lessons will not only enable the teacher and the students to use the garden more, but may also enhance students’ learning.” Stating the need of an hour, she says,"From an agricultural standpoint, we want children to be knowledgeable about local agriculture and Garden based Learning provides students with opportunities to interact with nature on a personal level that promotes positive behaviour changes.” She believes that spending time in nature is good for both mental and physical health and such trainings will allow the students to experience the connection with the natural world first-hand. A farm field trip gives students the chance to understand how they can apply the things they’ve learned to a real situation. Amritsar Group of Colleges has marked the beginning of GBL Programme with Cambridge International School in which the students gained a practical exposure of different techniques of farming providing them an opportunity to learn practically through interaction.