The Department of Secretarial Practice, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised a workshop under the ‘Be Earth-Wise Project’ on the topic ‘An art for Environmental Sustainability’ on 10 November 2022 for the students of the Department as well as for the Certificate Course students.

The workshop began with a short official programme. Addressing the students the Principal Sr Dr M. Venissa A.C. brought out the importance of using eco-friendly products, how each of us could contribute to save the planet earth and also the need for reuse. Mrs. Harina J Rao, Ex-Chairperson, District Small Industries Association, Women’s Wing, Yeyyadi, Mangalore was the resource person. She was assisted by Mrs. Shanthi, the committee member, DSIA, Mangalore.

During the workshop students were taught to prepare bags, sling bags and pouches by using old jeans. Students had brought their old jeans and learnt the art of making use of these old clothes and reuse the same for other purposes too. The session was interactive and enlightened the students on how to creatively convert the waste to wealth. The resource persons taught some techniques to apply in their ordinary stitching, how to enhance their skills etc. The students had a very good time to learn the skill by involving themselves. Ms. Rahiza of second year B.A. compered the event. Ms. Shalwin and group led the prayer, Mrs. Shanthi Nazareth, Assistant Professor, Department of Secretarial Practice welcomed the gathering and Ms. Alima Baaji of third year B.A. proposed the vote of thanks.