'Makkala Santhe' outsmarts weekly shandy

Students selling fruits and vegetables as part of ‘Makkala Santhe’ in Sakleshpur on Thursday. Tahsildar Chandramma and a teacher buying vegetables. DH PHOTO

Hundreds of students were seen enthusiastically participating at the taluk level ‘Metric Mela’ organised by the Department of Education in Sakleshpur.

It was rather humourous to see the students calling out customers to buy vegetables, fruits, snacks, toys, pulses, jaggery and other items.

The schools that had participated in the cluster-level ‘Makkala Santhe’ and won first and second price were eligible to take part in the taluk-level fest, and were in a total selling spree.

Rural students

The rural students who had grown cucumber, pumpkin, sweet potato, beans, raw plantain, broad beans, greens and others fresh green vegetables and fruits in their gardens were trying to lure customers.

 Tahsildar Chandramma, who inaugurated the mela said, ‘Makkala Santhe’ helps the children to understanding about selling and buying at young age.  Such activities should not be limited to competitions alone and teachers should encourage all the students to participate in such extra-curricular activities.

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