KUSOM holds Eco-Carnival for sustainable positive impact

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), Balkumari recently organised the KUSOM Eco-Carnival. And the final event took place on October 10 on the college premises.

The annual event is part of an environmental awareness campaign where students of KUSOM put three Rs — Resilience, Responsibility and Rehabilitation — to action. It aims to help make a sustainable positive impact on the surroundings.

Pre-events were held from September 9 to October 3 where students of KUSOM and five other colleges participated in various programmes. The pre-events included cycle rally with the slogan ‘No Petrol No Problem’, art competition, art workshop, artistic biz junk, eco-business plan competition, marketing strategy competition, panel discussion, flash mob, clean-up programme, debate competition, Green talk session, et cetera.

The final day event outshone with performances — the Revamp Ramp was the major highlight. The idea of Revamp Ramp was to recycle and reuse old clothes, accessories, paper, plastic and other used materials to design and showcase innovative clothes on the ramp.

Fashion designer Mamata Gurung Joshi, one of the judges, seemed impressed with the theme of showing love and responsibility towards the environment.

Though the event took place in the midst of fuel crisis in the Valley, it received a heart-warming support by the audience. Some members of audience and participants walked, some rode bicycles and some struggled in public vehicles to participate in the event.

The programme was held in collaboration with another programme called ‘Euta Gaun Afai Banau’, initiated by KUSOM to rebuild Kolathi (an earthquake affected area in Kavre district).

— Pratima Adhikari,

BBA IInd Semester, KUSOM, Balkumari