The Tea Board’s Regional Office in Gudalur, in association with the Nilgiri Wayanad Tea Association, organised a special programme for students on the occasion of International Tea Day.
In a release, the Tea Board stated that as part of the event, small progressive tea growers were honoured for their “innovative contributions” towards cultivation of tea. An exhibition of specialty teas from various regions of Southern India was also held at the venue, while speakers at the event spoke about the activities undertaken by the Tea Board for the development of tea industry in the Nilgiris as well as in other parts of India.
C. K. Ramesh, ADTD, Tea Board, Regional Office, Gudalur, and C. M. Joseph, president of the Nilgiri Wayanad Tea Association among others were present.
School students took part in the celebrations, with elocution and poster making contests being organised by the Tea Board. The students were also taken to visit a model tea factory.
Meanwhile, student cadets chosen by the Tea Board also took part in an awareness campaign aimed at shop owners and the general public. The campaign was on the health risks associated with the consumption of adulterated tea and the students demonstrated to the public, through simple tests, about how they could find whether a batch of tea was adulterated or not.
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