Newsletter - January 2017
Rameshwaram, The Anchor of Indian Renaissance - 11
The root is poisonous but if administered carefully, it is a powerful cardiac tonic. Fresh leaf juice is used as eye drops to reduce swelling and improve eye sight. A paste of the root is applied externally to treat ulcers, leprosy, skin diseases, scorpion sting and snake bites (Bor and Raizada,1990; Shivarajan and Indira,1994).
This plant is a collector of dust and gaseous pollutants from the atmosphere. It is suitable to be planted along roadsides with heavy vehicular traffic, and around industrial areas (Boralkar, 1984).
Bharat Swatch Abhyan – App in Mobile.
At the behest of the Sri Jayaram Raja, Commissioner, Rameswaram Municipality, Bharat Swatch Abhiyan App in Mobile was explained by Sister Saraswathi. 32 teachers from Parvathavardhini School attended the programme on 5.1.2017. There was a lively question and answer session during the programme.