Mangaluru, Nov 27: To spread awareness against the use of polythene carry bags the Centre for Environmental Studies of Yenepoya Deemed-to-be University organized training in a “Bag Making” for the staff on Monday, November 25, 2019. There were about forty participants for the training programme.
Mrs. Harina J. Rao was the resource person for the training programme. She is expert in artificial jewellery, quilling, quilt making, fabric jewellery, craft items etc. A cancer survivor, after her chemotherapy and surgery, Mrs. Harina has taken up handicrafts making and teaching, which were earlier her hobbies. Her husband is Dr. Jayaprakash is the Medical Superintendent and Professor of Forensic Science at A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences. She has conducted more than 1000 training sessions. She has trained many women under government schemes (skill development). She conducts summer camps for children.
Mrs. Harina taught the participants how to make different bags using cloth material. “A healthier option for plastic bag is the use of cloth bags, which is the most sustainable and green option for us,” she said. She also motivated the participants, speaking on commitment and determination to achieve their dreams. The staff actively participated in the programme
Dr. Bhagya B. Sharma introduced the guest and underlined the need to give up the use of plastic bags, which were causing damage to the environment. She urged everyone to switch over to alternative products such as cloth bags. “The need of the hour is to ensure that only eco-friendly bags are used by people. By adopting alternatives, we can soon emerge as clean, green, pollution-free and plastic-free society,” she said.
Yenepoya Deemed University organizes training programme on cloth bag making