Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2016-10-21 13:11 Manipal: To celebrate Diwali in a sustainable way, students of MSc HTM, Department of Allied Hospitality Studies are busy giving their festive preparations a touch of green. No, we are not talking about colour. The students along with their faculty are learning to make earthen diyas at a workshop, ‘Parthiva’ organized by DAHS, Manipal University. These lamps are eco-friendly and add a touch of tradition to the celebration. The workshop has been organized to promote and create awareness for eco-friendly products this Diwali. They have already made over 400 diyas. Chef Thiru, Vice Principal inaugurated the workshop. Artist Surendran and sand artist Sreenath Manipal guided the students in making diya and they procured the clay from Hiriyadka. “If we stop to think about the far reaching consequences our actions bring on this day, we may be able to create some positive changes that will benefit every being and lead to a brighter festival through sustainable ways,” said Prof Valsaraj, Coordinator of DAHS. Students have also planned to organise community competitions on the lines of reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink and refuse.