Nitte Institute of Communication organised the first edition of ‘Ila 2019’ on the premises of Guttu House near Pattumudi Soudha in Kodialbail on Monday.
The edition was organised as a part of World Earth Day and in association with the Indian Trust of Architectural and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Professor Dr Smitha Hegde, environmentalist and Nitte University Center of Science and Research, who presided over the programme, reminded that we has to understand the Earth we live on. “Plants too have life as other living organisms. Conservation of the Earth is the greatest cause of concern,” she added.
She planted a sapling on the premises of the Guttu House to mark the occasion.
An exhibition was held featuring poems, micro tales and photographs on the theme ‘Earth Today’ by the students of Nitte (Deemed to be) University. There were stalls featuring various herbal and nature-friendly products. ‘Rolapena’ eco-friendly pens, manufactured by The Pure Living using recycled paper and embedded with Agastya tree seeds, were also on display.
Architect and caretaker of Guttu House Subhash Basu, Nitte Institute of Communication Post-graduation Department head Raviraj K, faculty coordinator Prof Anisha Nishanth and student coordinators Saneesha and Rithika Prabhu were present on the occasion.