The NorthCap University, in association with the NGO, Goonj, organized ‘Abhaar Mela’ on 21 March 2017. The Mela comprised of a book fair of used books and the sale of Green by Goonj Products (a brand built around reusing and upcycling even the last shreds of materials received by Goonj). The Green by Goonj products had price tags, but while buying the books, the students were required to pick up the book(s) of their choice and decide the amount to pay, thus contributing for a cause. It was heartening to see students coming out in large numbers to buy the books and products. One-sided used sheets were also collected by the volunteers from across the university and contributed them to Goonj for further usage. The energetic student volunteers of SOM – Shriya Kaul, Shristi, Tanya Sachdeva, Shivani Bareja and Shivam Panwar worked relentlessly to make it a memorable event.
At the end, the students not only agreed to the message of the Mela, ‘Gratitude helps us to see what we can do instead of what we cannot’ but added “No one can do everything but everyone can do something.”