Government College Rhenock organised two day skill development workshop on “Reuse use of plastic waste for environmental conservation” , on 26th and 27th of March 2019 sponsored by RUSA Human Resource Development Department, Government of Sikkim.
the objective of the workshop was to enhance the skills of students regarding recycle and reuse of plastic and waste material. The resource person for the day were Ms Tshering Uden Bhutia CEO , Kanchendzonga Conservation Committee (KCC) , Yaksum , West Sikkim, Dr Ghanashyam Sharma , Programme Manager at Mountain Institute India based in Gangtok. The workshop was inaugurated in presence of Dr Iyatta M. Uprety , principal of the college and the resource person and all the faculties and students . After the inaugural session , Ms Bhutia , highlighted the negative impact of plastic on environment and health of the people . Further , she exposed the data on number of plastic waste generated in Gangtok town . She shared the growth and development of KCC and mountaineering.
likewise, Dr Ghanashyam spoke on the importance of natural resources for subsistence of livelihood of the people especially in mountain States and he urged students to associate with mountain institute to work in different environmental issues.
In the post lunch session Ms Tshering Uden Bhutia provided hands on training to participating students on Reuse of old clothes and waste paper and plastics for making carry bags and pens , or other items of daily necessities so that waste is not seen as a matter of filth and disgust but of value .
Similarly on day two , the resource persons were Mr Prayrit Rai and Shubham Agrawal , member of On vert startup, Gangtok and Kanchendzonga Women Self Help Group , Sudunglakha.
In presentation Mr Subham highlighted about their initiative for alternative use of plastics. And Mrs.Bahatarrai, along with other members gave a hands on training to the students by reusing waste materials.
The two day workshop was successfully completed under the supervision of Ms.Chunnu Maya Giri, Mr Tashi Wangdi Sherpa, Mr.Yogesh Neopaney and DR.Dilli Ram Dahal.