IIS University students made jewellery with various material such as medicinal scrape, pipes, beads, metal as well as other scrap materials for sustainability purpose. Headgear made out of syringes, medicine wrappers dedicated to Corona warriors was a Special attraction of the event.
The students of IIS Deemed University namely Samriddhi Jain, Nandini Soni, and Aastha Jain from the department of Jewellary designing and Technology showcased jewellary made by them in the 7th Miss India Eco International beauty pageant held from 18th March 2021 to 4th April 2021 in Egypt. The students represented their collection for Eco India and made jewellary for all the rounds. In this pageant, the center of attraction was the headgear, which was dedicated to the frontline doctors and nurses who are taking risk of their lives in this pandemic and was made out of medicinal waste. Dr. Neeru Jain, head department of jewellery designing, and Ms. Swati Phophalia, additional head for designing, supported and guided them for unique designs and beautiful collections. Students already work on sustainable eco-fashion jewellery under the guidance of Dr. Neeru Jain, She told we are using various scrap material such fabric, leather, plastic, electronic, crockery and many more, which is the need and demand of the industry.
Miss Eco International was a beauty pageant wherein representatives from all over the world Ukraine, Costa Rica, Brazil, Poland, India, Singapore, Finland, UK, Korea and various other nearly 65 countries took part with an objective of creating a better, more eco-friendly planet. The main mission of Miss Eco International is “to promote the importance of saving our planet environmentally, in addition to marketing tourism across the world”. In one of the categories namely Eco-India, the students prepared a headgear dedicating it to the Corona warriors.
Student Samriddhi Jain told that the headgear was made out of medicinal waste such as medicine wrappers, drip pipes, and syringes and beautified it with precious and semi-precious stones. It gives a glance at the Indian tricolor.
Another student Nandini Soni said that they have designed the jewellary for all the rounds and was worn by the ECO INDIAN PEGENT QUEEN Harshita Bhambhani. Miss Echo India Harshita Bhambhani from Jaipur has made it to the top 20, representing India in the United Nations Project Miss Echo International 2021 in Egypt. Harshita was the first Indian contestant to be ranked in the top 20 in the international beauty pageant.
Student Astha Jain explained various techniques such as manufacturing, beading, enameling, and filigree which were used to prepare the collection. she said that it was a proud moment for them that their collection was showcased on an international level as Eco India country in this competition.
The main objective of Miss Echo International is to create awareness among the people to make the Earth an eco-friendly planet so that it can come May the earth be habitable for generations to come.
She also said that apart from the headgear necklace, earrings were also showcased which was loved by one, and all while headgear received appreciation from the judges.
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Chancellor, and Dr. Raakhi Gupta, Registrar of the university congratulated the students on the achievement.