Mangaluru: The post graduate corporate communication students of Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) hosted ILA 2019, celebrating World Earth Day on April 22nd at INTACH Guthu Mane in the city.
The programme was conducted with an objective to raise awareness to save the planet Earth. The function was presided by Prof. Dr. Smitha Hegde, environmentalist and professor at Nitte University Center of Science and Research (NUCSER). "When we conserve earth we have to understand that we are a part of it. Even other living organisms like plants feel and live like us. We need to understand that this cause is bigger than all of us", she said in her keynote address.
The inauguration was done by planting a sapling in the INTACH Guthu Mane premises. The event was a one-day exhibition of the collected and approved entries of poems/micro- tales/photographs submitted by the public, students and faculties of Nitte deemed to be University. The best entry in each category will be awarded with exciting cash prizes.
The event held pride in being eco-friendly by avoiding all plastic materials and replacing it with biodegradable ones. It also displayed stall by Isiri herbals that had different types of herbal and nature-friendly products available for the public to take home. Ecopens by Pureliving.in which was embedded with Agastya tree seed and saplings was one of the attractive give-aways to the participants.
The event was concluded with a street play by the students of NICO to raise awareness about degradation of our planet. Professor Raviraj, Head of the Department welcomed the gathering, Professor Anisha Introduced the theme of the event, INTACH Coordinator Subash Basu spoke on the cause of the event Ila 2019 , Saneesha, the student coordinator gave away the vote of thanks and Ritika Prabhu mastered the ceremony.
Mangaluru: NICO hosts ILA 2019 to mark World Earth Day