Children disseminate message of eco-friendly Ganesha

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2018 12:15:11


 

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Arya Shrivastava, student says that the real meaning of celebrating festival is when we do not hurt nature. And so keeping this thought, eco-friendly idol of Ganesha made up of clay will be installed at my home on this ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’

 


Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day festival to worship Lord Ganesha is around the corner and the excitement and enthusiasm of devotees is on its peak.
Ganesha Chaturthi is a festival celebrated by sculpting the idols of Lord Ganesha and worshipping it installing in a beautiful tableau at homes, temples and colonies for ten days.


Disseminating the environment friendly message, the children are learning making Eco-Friendly Ganesha idols. They have decided that they would be welcoming their handmade eco-friendly Ganesha at their homes. After ten days, they would be immersing idols in a tank of water at homes only. This would not only save the rivers, water reservoirs from getting polluted but the clay can be used in the sapling if plants.


Arya Shrivastava, student says that the real meaning of celebrating festival is when we do not hurt the nature. And so keeping this thought, eco-friendly idol of Ganesha made up of clay will be installed at my home on this ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’. It is one of my favourite festivals.
The festival is not just a come and go event but an occasion to reflect on great deity, who is part of our existence and the utmost craze and excitement of celebrating this festival. This year, most of the parents and children have decided to install idols of Lord Ganesha made up of clay in the tableaus. This initiative has been taken to promote greenery and protect environment from being polluted.


The much loved festival of Ganesh Chaturthi that witness grand celebration across city these days. Number of college going students will also install Ganesha tableau at their homes and colleges too. Some have prepared grand idol of lord with excessive colors of paint while some initiated for eco-friendly Ganesha. Some of the youngsters have also contributed their part in making Ganesha idols.
Many workshops for making of eco-friendly Ganeshas are being given at various areas, educational institutes, colonies in the state capital.


For children and youngsters, the biggest excitement is always to buy the best and most beautiful Ganesha idol along with colorful designs. Few groups of youngsters have created idol by their own from mud and clay promoting environment.


Shivam Pandey, resident of city residency says, “we took up the initiative five years ago in order to save the environment as many idols take months to dissolve in the water after they are immersed and this pollutes the water. To save the environment from getting degraded, we started getting these eco-friendly Ganpati idols which are made from paper pulp and tree glue, which easily gets dissolved in water.”


Preparations are in full swing at homes and temples too for marking the pious and great occasion.
One of the most awaited festival ‘Ganesh Utsava’ will be inaugurated on September 13, Thursday with grand welcoming of Lord Ganesha.