Raipurians join hands for Mitti ke Ganesh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2018 11:34:10


Staff Reporter,


In a bid to keep the environment safe, Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) is promoting eco-friendly ways to make the idols of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi, a 10-day festival, will be celebrated between September 13 and 23 this year.

Residents of Raipur have started making ‘Mitti ke Ganesh’ at the Garden, near Raipur Municipal Corporation. The idea has been conceptualised by the RSCL. A workshop on ‘making of eco-friendly Ganesha idols’ is being organised. Children from Kopalwani, volunteers from NGOs, NSS, college students and other people are participating in the workshop. Many experienced artists from in and around Raipur city briefly have inducted the participants about the ways and techniques of making a mud idol of Lord Ganesha.

Addressing the participants, Managing Director of the RSCL Rajat Bansal said that idols made from plaster of paris are totally banned and so the RSCL is promoting eco-friendly ways to make the idols of Lord Ganesha. Moreover, many huge Visrjan kunds have been developed in Mahadevghat for immersion of idols.

Renowned and experienced artist of the city Rakesh Pujari explained the participants about usage of cotton in the mud. Cotton and mud play a vital role in structuring the idol in a strong way, the base mud in which the idol is being made needs to be strong and tight enough to support the structure of the entire body. He added that even a proper mixing of water in the mud is an art and a very useful parameter for the proper finishing of the idol.