In view of the 17th Parthenium awareness week, an awareness programme on parthenium eradication was conducted at ICAR-KVK Gonikoppal, Kodagu on 22nd August 2022 at KVK campus. Dr. Suresh, SMS (Livestock) explained the different health hazards caused due to its growth and control measures to be taken. In addition, its effect on main food crops in agricultural field and its importance in animal health management. During the occasion, an urge was made to uproot parthenium growing in and around the residential premises and agricultural field. On the occasion all KVK staff and Puthari FPO staff were present and uprooted parthenium grown in the campus and these weeds were used for making composting.