Namma Angadi’s tenth edition breaks previous years’ sales records2 min read
Manipal: Namma Angadi, an exhibition-cum-sale for charity broke all previous years’ sales records. The event was organised by the post graduate students of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) in collaboration with Concern for Working Children (CWC), from March 1-3 at MIC.
The tenth edition of Namma Angadi managed to generate approximately Rs. 7 lakhs as compared to last year’s revenue of Rs. 5.5 lakh and Rs. 3 lakh the year before that, breaking all previous years records.
On asking the faculty coordinator, Shubha H. S. about what she thought of the event, she said “We were very happy with the turnout. We broke all past records in terms of turnout and sales. However, I don’t look at this just as an assignment and I’m sure my students don’t either. It’s really a wonderful experience to interact with the children of Namma Bhoomi and it teaches us all a lot.”
Suvanya Suhag, a first year student of MIC said, “Namma Angadi proved to be a great initiative by MIC. Apart from the amazing collection, the fact that the prices were so affordable attracted the crowd even more. It felt great to contribute for a cause.”
Bringing something new to the table this year, Namma Angadi added a photo gallery called ‘Choti Si Aasha’ in which people could view newspaper cuttings and photographs related to child rights and child labour.
CWC is a NGO that works to eradicate child labour by educating them and providing them with vocational training. The organisation which was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year gives the proceeds from Namma Angadi to Namma Bhoomi, a residential school for working children in Kundapur that gives underprivileged children a chance to continue their education while earning a livelihood for themselves. They use Namma Angadi as a platform to sell their products.
The three day event began with the inaugural address which was delivered by Prof. Varadesh Hiregange, Director of MIC. Among the other dignitaries present were Ganapathi M. M., the Assistant Director of CWC and Shivanand, a representative from Namma Bhoomi.
This was followed by three days of steady business as several people viewed and purchased the various products on display. The sale had furniture, handmade soaps, clothes, bags, bedspreads, jewellery and other handicraft items.
Sub-edited by Shiv Nair