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VANAMAHOTHSAVA THROUGH SEED BALLS

Bioscience Association celebrated ‘Vanamahothsava’ through seed balls on July 28, 2017 at 2:45pm in Botany Lab. As a preparation to this event, on July 14, 2017 the members of the association prepared seed balls of four different kinds of plants namely Calophyllum inophyllum (Honne), Coix lacryma-jobi (Chinese pearl barley), Adenanthera pavonia (Chenne Kai ) and Indigofera tinctoria ( Indigo).
The chief guest of the day was Mr. Blany D’Souza, a renowned Terrace Gardener, resident of Marnamikatta, Mangaluru. Rev Dr. Leo D’Souza S.J., Director, Laboratory of Applied Biology was the guest of honor.
Rev. Dr. Leo D’Souza addressed the gathering and highlighted on the importance of celebrating ‘Vanamahothsava’. The chief guest Mr. Blany D’Souza gave an informative talk on ‘Terrace gardening’. He shared his experience of planting, caring and maintenance of vegetable and fruiting plants like mango, grapes etc on terrace. The seed balls prepared were thrown by the association members, at the edges of Gonzaga stadium of St. Aloysius College, accompanied by the chief guest and the faculty.