The ecology club, Indraprastha College for Women organised its annual fest, Prakriti Bazaar 2016, on 12th February, 2016. As an effort to steer the youth to think about environmental conservation, it brought together a wide variety of eco-friendly product. Along with the colossal variety of handicrafts, accessories, stationery, among other things, the Mela also boasted of scrumptious food stalls. Added to the whole theme was live music and a pottery workshop.
More than 20 stall were put up, and NGOs like WWF, Muskaan, Beejom, Sarthak Prayas among others. Apart from that various craftsmen displayed their cultural products. Tribes India sold a wide variety and sizes of bags, while craftpersons from Kolkata and Rajasthan sold accessories and dupatta in tie and dye respectively, thereby bringing their culture to the fore.
The college has compost pit as an ongoing effort to contribute to waste management, and representatives from Aaram Compost were also present.
Among the food stalls, the one selling Litti Chokha stood apart. Other unconventional stalls included Handmade soaps and Bath gels by Krafty Organix and Kites by Umar Daraz Kite Maker. The diaries being sold at the stall by Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (AADI) were a major attraction.
Students from Enactus, Sri Venkateswara College, and Enactus, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce had also put up stalls. True to its spirit of environmental protection, even the decorations used are recycled waste paper, posters, pamphlets etc. The fest fascinated both the college students, staff and outsiders alike.
Image credits: Kritika Narula