For eco-friendly message,students make paper bags
Srinagar, June 18: Scores of students Saturday assembled in the City at a unique event of making paper bags to raise awareness about the hazards of polythene among the people especially the young generation.
The event organized by a youth voluntary organization One Young Kashmir (OYK), was held at the premises of Institute of Hotel Management at Raj Bagh.
Students from various educational institutions participated and crafted more than 2000 paper bags out of old newspapers to send a message of “Greener Kashmir”.
Watching this fun activity working professionals and elders also joined the young students to use their craft in making eco-friendly bags.
The event aimed at reducing the use of plastic bags in City. “Through an interactive and fun way of making paper bags, we want to create awareness and raise the level of consciousness about the ill effects of polythene,” said one of the organizers, Irtif Lone.
“Shoppers have the opportunity to make a choice: paper or plastic? We help them make the choice,” he added.
The OYK team had invited various schools for the event to unite them for bringing a positive change. “We are from diverse backgrounds and our focus is on social, cultural, environment and economic initiatives,” they said.
“Folding, stapling and roping—It’s very easy to make paper bags so why to use polythene,” said Farhana an organizer adding “Let’s make it a habit”.
Maha, a participant said she was excited to be part of the program.
“I will take this craft along and will make it a habit,” she said.
The day long event concluded on a musical note by Roushan Illahi aka MC Kash and others.
The event was sponsored by Rahim Greens and Kanwal Spices, while the venue partner was Institute of Hotel management, Srinagar. Greater Kashmir media partnered the event.
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