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‘Waste-to-wealth’ focus of city’s 15th Raahgiri

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Common household wastes can be developed into nice gift items and fashion accessories; this theme was the major crowd puller in the 15th Raahgiri at Janpath here this Sunday. A huge elephant made of waste papers was placed near the main stage.

Artists transformed newspaper waste, plastic bottles, boxes and other common waste materials into presentable artifacts. 

While old newspapers were given the shape of attractive fancy items by the Art Ya Craft in association with the Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), Mancheswar, another city-based organisation, the Women in Society Help (WISH), attracted people for its innovative ideas on reuse of plastic wastes.

WISH chairman Anusruta Singh Deo said, “In everyday life, we come across many plastic wastes, which could be reused for decorative and day-to-day uses, but it needs little rethinking and intelligent insight into the whole matter.”

The Art Ya Craft displayed various objects including handbags, flowers, vases and purses, etc, made out of wastes.

The city-based Bakul Foundation in association with the Rotary Club organised Bookathon (Book Reading Marathon) at the venue which drew attention of many people, especially students. A large group of students from the KIIT International School also participated in it. Notably, the entire world celebrated April 23 as the World Book Day.

Bakul activists also distributed tree saplings to people as a symbol to remember the World Earth Day observed on April 22.

The Kriya Yoga Foundation Trust of VSS Nagar organised two traditional dance forms, Ranapa and martial dance Paika Akhada. An Odishi dance was also staged. The trust also created awareness on how to conserve the house sparrow birds and plant more trees to fight global warming.

The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics organised clay modelling activities, which also attracted a huge crowd, including youngsters.

The event was inaugurated by local MP Prasanna Patsani, MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, Deputy Mayor K Santi and journalist Srimoy Kar.

 
 
 
 
 

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