GIM conducts SDG awareness training for summer interns

GIM conducts a session on creating awareness on SDG with summer interns

Undergraduate and post-graduate students participating in the summer research internship program at the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) recently attended a unique session on sustainability, circularity and responsible management practices at the institute’s Sanquelim campus.

The special session for the 20 selected interns was organised by the Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action and led by the chairperson of the Centre, Prof. Divya Singhal, with the objective of making them aware of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); a part of a universal call-to-action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that people across the globe enjopeace and prosperity.

The unique and innovative session included exercises like ‘Sewing a Button’, as part of which students were given a needle, fabric and thread and told to sew a button on a garment. “The purpose of this hands-on experience was to remind students that in order to stop their busted shirt from being thrown in a landfill, they needed to learn to mend it. Such an effort would lead to reduction in garbage and support the tenets of sustainability,” Singhal said.

A Kahoot quiz testing participants’ knowledge on circular economy practices and SDGs was also conducted. The first prize in the quiz competition was secured by Devansh Jaitly from Christ University, Bangalore, while Vivek Patel from the Uka Tarsadia University and Eshita Kochhar from the Shiv Nadar University won the second and third place respectively.

Agastya Raj from IIT Bombay and Aishwarya Sabarinath from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) also won prizes for their contribution in the quiz contest.

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