Berhampur, October 9 (LocalWire): Three students of government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here have been selected to present their paper on waste management at an international conference.
The conference on ‘sustainable waste management towards a circular economy’ will be held at the KIIT in Bhubaneswar from 27 to 30 November.
This is the first time that a student of an ITI in the state has been invited to present a paper at any international conference.
The paper on ‘sculptures from scraps-a new era of circular economy’ was prepared by the ITI Berhampur principal RK Panigrahy along with a senior teacher and three students of different streams.
Around 800 delegates from over 30 countries will be participating in the conference.
Praising the students who have been selected to participate in the International conference, Odisha Skill Development Authority chairman Subroto Bagchi tweeted: “When was the last time that you heard of a bunch of ITI students accepted to read a paper at an International conference on sustainable waste management towards a circular economy, well Sibasi, Zaibul, Srinibas and teacher Gayachand of ITI Berhampur would soon be there for it.”
Highlighting that one can earn a decent amount by making sculptures out of scraps and other materials, Panigrahy said, “In our paper, we have pointed out how the waste can be turned into wealth and a source of income.”
Besides setting up a museum, the students of the institute have also built at least a dozen giant different models by using the scrap materials.
These sculptures that are stalled across the campus includes a 70-feet high guitar, a 20-feet high deer, 16-feet Spiderman, and a big fish.
The guitar was awarded the grandmaster title by the Asia Book of Record.