SUBJECT :Apart from the standard mela events, the Jorethang Maghey Mela this year also had a stall dedicated towards environmental awareness among the masses that visited the fair. 

Namchi (Sikkim), January 20, 2018: Apart from the standard mela events, the Jorethang Maghey Mela this year also had a stall dedicated towards environmental awareness among the masses that visited the fair.

During the three-day Mela, Zero Waste Himalaya, an NGO, at its stall had an exhibition focusing on vital points like proper segregation at source, switching to cloth bags from plastic bags, proper waste management, reducing the consumption of junk food and acceptance of plastic freedom challenge.

People who visited the stall were sensitized on environment issues and importance of conservation of the environment.

The volunteers of the stall also urged the people to carry their own water bottle. The participant volunteers at Zero Waste Himalaya stall were the students from Namchi Government College, Sikkim Government College (Tadong) and Sikkim University.

Also, awareness programmes were organized in collaboration with State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD).

Zero Waste Himalaya is a group consisting of a network of people across the Himalayan region who are working towards mobilizing the local communities and masses while trying to find better waste management solutions that are being practiced in many Himalayan States including Sikkim and Darjeeling district.


Source: Sikkim Express