This theme this year – Beat plastic Pollution – was celebrated widely across continents as people were apprised how there is an urgent need to reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic. The Green Office at IITGN joined hands with Hara Pitara – Social 1.0, a green market platform to promote eco-friendly life, to bring handpicked green brands and products on campus. The participating green brands exhibited various products such as reusable cloth shopping bags, sanitary pads, handcrafted jewellery inspired by nature, beauty care and authentic farm products as well as dying crafts to support artisans from various regions of India. An e-waste collection centre was also set up at the venue.
The event was hosted for IITGN’s students, faculty and staff members, and their families to create environmental awareness and encourage them to switch to more sustainable options in day-to-day life. The event received an overwhelming response as people joined in large numbers. The celebration included several fun-filled activities, including a drawing competition for children and hands-on workshops. Children of staff and faculty members actively participated and the Pugmark Painting workshop remained a major highlight wherein they were given plain moulds of real tiger cub’s pugmarks, to be painted with different colors and designs.