Ganesh pandals gear up for Swachhatam Jhanki contest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Aug 2017 09:35:47

Staff Reporter,

Ganesh pandals in city are leaving no stone unturned to ensure cleanliness in their vicinity. Reason is the Swachhatam Jhanki contest started by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). On one hand due to rains the samiti members are having problem to manage crowd especially during evening hours but small dustbins is being placed near by to ensure proper disposal of waste materials.

In addition to that volunteers of different Ganesh samiti members are also seen collecting paper katoras of prasad in garbage bags. Raju Kumar from the Ganesh pandal samiti said that the inspection of pandals is likely to begin from Thursday and we are ensuring that pandals should not only look beautiful and decked up but also comply with cleanliness norms predefined Swachhatam Jhanki competition to be organised by Bhopal Municipal Corporation. Under this competition big size pandal will be receiving first, second and third prize. Independent inspection and jury members will be inspecting pandals from August 31 to September 4.

Details of the competitions being given in BMC website and also can be contacted at telephone number. BMC requested all Ganesh utsav samitis in city to comply with green norms and to celebrate festival maintaining cleanliness and considering environment conservation. This year golden colour is seen being popular in most of the pandals. From statues to stages this colour is being sued to add glitter to the ambience.

In New Market, Ganesha idol made of pure gold kept for display is also attracting attention. Keeping abreast with the environmental issues this year more and more people are opting for eco-friendly Ganesha idols. Pandals across city are known to thematically represent the current social issues that the city faces through tableaux, paintings and decorations and cleanliness is becoming one of the chief focus.