Class 8 boy makes vegetables garden on rooftop, fish pond in house compound
Ekarool (Kozhikode): A young student’s efforts in agriculture is receiving accolades from all. Muhammed Thaju Althaf, a class 8 student at Poonoor Government Higher Secondary School here, is the little farmer who cultivates vegetables and grows fish. He is also a member of Mathrubhumi Seed Club.
Althaf is cultivating different varieties of vegetables like tomato, cabbage, carrot, green chilli and broccoli in small sacks on the terrace of his house. He is also growing fish like carp and tilapia in the compound. He managed to make the fish pond on his own by digging a pit that has 4.5 metre length, 2 metre width and 1 metre depth.
A student police cadet in school, Althaf is son of Unnikkulam native Abdul Rafeek and Surayya. Seed Club coordinator and teacher Sirajuddeen Pannikottur, other teachers like A P Jaffer Sadiq and Abdul Latheef encourages Althaf in his agricultural activities.