Students in Manipal Make Eco-friendly Diyas to Light-up Diwali Fest

Udayavani, 16-10-2017 21:50:32

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Students in Manipal Make Eco-friendly Diyas to Light-up Diwali Fest

Manipal: The students of MSc Hospitality and Tourism Management, Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) sent out a message with an activity that spoke volumes.They made hundreds of diyas (traditional lamp) using organic and sustainable environ friendly material like clay and wheat flour for the festival of lights. These diyas will be used for Diwali celebrations at the WGSHA hostels.

Three artistes, Surendran, Srinath and Ravi, guided the student to make the eco-friendly diyas at a workshop here at the college last Friday. The Student Empowerment for Environmental Development (SEED) constituted under the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research (CHTR),WGSHA, Manipal University conducted the programme to inculcate sustainable approach in products and processes.

Prof.Parvadhavardhini Gopalakrishnan, Principal, WGSHA, Manipal University demonstrated the preparation of clay diyas to the students. Prof P Valsaraj, Coordinator,CHTR and DAHS briefed the students on the importance of eco-friendly and sustainable practices in Diwali celebrations.

“Sustainable practices are the responsibility of the youth. It has become increasingly important to focus on creating awareness and leaving a positive impact on the society through such workshops. That is the focus of SEEDalways,” said Anoosha, a student of MSc Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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