The students had put up various items prepared by them for display and sale. “Please encourage by buying our items,” read a small board at the entrance of the venue. However, when people appreciated the items and purchased them, the smile given by the children was priceless.
The students showed that there are no less to any professional sales executive by displaying their sharp marketing skills. They pointed out to various items and explained to the buyers the procedure they followed to prepare them and also insisted them to buy the items.
Flowers prepared from stocking and net material, vases, jewelery, candles, pillow cases, bags, mobile pouches, table cloths, aprons, phenol, yakshagana mementos, decorations were some of the many items kept for display and sale.
The students had also painted beautiful landscapes on paper and glass and kept them for sale.
Speaking to Press, Saanidhya Residential School Administrator Vasanth Kumar Shetty said that the items kept for sale is the year-long efforts of 40 students, who are studying in the institution.
Vocational training enhances skills, keeps the students busy, enhances creativity and is an excellent form of occupational therapy, he opined.
The expo was inaugurated by Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd General Manager (Production) Sunil Kulkarni. Women’s Polytechnic Principal Major Vijay Kumar was the guest of honour.
A cultural programme, Saanidhya Utsav will be held on April 14 at Kadri Park at 5.30 pm. A Yakshagana Bayalata ‘Guru Dakshine’ will be performed on the same day.