CHANDIGARH, 28.02.24-The Department of Home Science at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organised Karigari- a skill based workshop on eco-friendly fabric bag making. The workshop was organised as part of the bicentennial birth anniversary celebration of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and to spread awareness about the use of eco-friendly cloth bags instead of single-use plastic bags. Clothing and textiles expert Ms. Rati Arora, Assistant Professor from the Department of Home Science was the resource person. She demonstrated the cutting and stitching technique of different styles of cloth bags like sling bags, tote bags, shoulder bags, flap bags, etc. The participants made and decorated different types of bags getting tips and guidance from the resource person. They were also familiarised with computerised fashion maker machines to create beautiful creative patterns on the cloth.

At the end of the workshop, all the creative and colourful bags created by the participants were displayed and the best creations were selected and awarded with prizes by Dr. Nisha Bhargava, Principal of the college. Dr. Bhargava appreciated the work done by all the participants and the initiative of the department for motivating the students to adopt the sustainable practice of using cloth bags instead of plastic bags.