Children Inspired to Nature
Chinmaya Vidyalaya of Thrissur which maintains a herbal garden of 680 plants
The auspicious Dasapushpangal (10 flowers) and the Malayalam month Karkidakom have a connection. Devotees worship Godess Bhagawathy with Dasapushpangal and basil leaves during this month. Many of the present day generation actually do not know what is Dasapushpangal.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya of Thrissur which maintains a herbal garden of 680 plants, some of them endangered ones, in their garden helps the students to identify the dasapushpangal and their medicinal importance. The school at the school entrance displays dasapushpangal with narrations about each on a board. This apart, the significance of the flowers is explained during assembly session and the students are encouraged to speak out about the flowers. This has helped the students to identify the flowers and know their medicinal values.
The herbal garden initiated by the school was in association with Organizatrion for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International (OISCA International), an NGO based in Japan. Later, the school linked up with Oushadi, the State Governement’s ayurveda medicines manufacturing unit.