Students organise ‘paper bag making’ training

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:28:32 AM IST

One day “paper bag making” training was organised by Masters of Social Work (MSW) 2nd semester interns of CAN Youth from from North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) in collaboration with CAN YOUTH and Kutchina Foundation on May 11 at Tribal Court, Burma Camp, Chwngayzaengc.

A press release by NEISSR stated that the training organised under the theme, “Moving towards a plastic free future”, began with a prayer, followed by a brief introduction on the harmful effects of the excessive use of plastic bag by Toviholi Y. Yepthomi, an MSW trainee. 

She spoke on the harmful effects of plastic on health and environment such as pollution of soil, pollution of oceans and the release of toxic gas when the plastic is burned. 

Yepthomi also highlighted few measures to control the use of plastic bag by introducing and adopting the use of jute bag and paper bag. 

During the training, interns from NEISSR and the trainers led by Marina, a skill development trainer, taught eleven members of Self Help Group (SHG) to make paper bags. 

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