Mahindra Kabira Festival 2022 returns to Varanasi with its Green Avatar

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The 2022 edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival is all set to take place on the historic ghats of Varanasi from 18th-20th November 2022. On the ghats of the timeless Ganga, the festival will celebrate the 15th -century mystic-poet Kabir.

Due to the Festival’s continued sustainability initiatives during its past editions, the Mahindra Kabira Festival has received a ‘Platinum Level Green Event Certification’ from the University of Yale in previous years. The Festival spreads the philosophy of a clean environment, preservation and sustainability through cleanliness in thought and deed. Apart from segregating waste and avoiding the use of plastic, it has ensured that sustainability and Green practices have been ingrained within it right from curation to execution.

The festival has been taking a number of measures on different aspects of sustainability and Green practices have been ingrained within it right from curation to execution. With responsible and effective waste management, over 80% of the festival’s waste have been reduced or diverted away from the local landfills in the past editions.

Jay Shah, Vice President, Head – Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The sustainability initiatives undertaken by the Mahindra Group cover a wide spectrum. Through the Mahindra Kabira Festival, we intend to increase awareness about the environment, climate change, and the vitality of a greener tomorrow. The festival promotes the usage of sustainable products and employs environment friendly practices.”

Like previous editions, this year the festival will procure colour coded dustbins (in blue and green) and garbage bags along with venue clean-up and moving trash bags to waste sorting area. Ensure responsible disposal of the event waste food scraps will be sent to composting units/ biogas plants and recyclable materials to recycling facilities. Furthermore, the reusable items will be sent to local NGOs and only the reject waste will be handed over to the local municipality for disposal.

The festival partners with Skrap to run the entire process. Skrap is an environment sustainability firm that helps events and organisations adopt sustainable practices and zero waste solutions. The firm also run workshops with for school children & delegates a sustainability and an art competition for school children on an environment theme at the festival.

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