PUNE: The 4th Eco Bazaar, organised by Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF), will be held at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan, Ghole Road, from January 4 to January 6.
This eco bazaar is a mélange of eco-friendly and sustainable products, techniques and equipment.
During a press conference on Wednesday, the organisers of the event said that the eco bazaar is a unique activity curated by KVIFF to showcase efforts of those organisations working to provide eco-friendly alternatives.
Supriya Goturkar Mahabaleshwarkar, Coordinator, Eco Bazaar, said, “The theme of the bazaar this year is ‘Say no to Plastic, yes to Earth’ and, hence, we will showcase products made of cloth, earth and bamboo, which are alternatives to plastic.”
“We believe the bazaar has been a great success (since last four years), as some participants have started holding their own eco-friendly bazaars and Puneites now have access to these products and services throughout the year,” said Gauri Kirloskar, Convener, Eco Bazaar.
During the press-conference, they also announced that they will be conferring the lifetime achievement award to Professor Vijay Paranjpye, who is an expert on rivers and water cultures and was also part of the National Expert Committee of Interlinking of Rivers appointed by Government of India.
The Vasundhara Mitra Honour will be awarded to Multi GP Solid Waste Management Unit, which is owned by Janardana Hulgi, who along with Satyanarayana created a zero waste plant near Hospet, Karnataka.
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The 13th edition of KVIFF will be held from January 3-7 at Balgandharva Rangmandir and Ghole Road Art Gallery. This festival will be inaugurated by renowned filmmaker Shekar Dattari.