Kolhapur: Installation of eco-friendly soil Ganesha will be done
Students receiving training in schools, colleges, universities; Ganapati will also give the message of environment conservation from Aras
Schools-Colleges and Universities have provided training to prepare clay seed Ganesha for eco-friendly Ganeshotsav celebrations. Students are insisting to install their hand made Lord Ganesha at home. Some families intend to convey the message of environmental conservation by installing clay Ganesha made by their sons and daughters at home. Some families prefer to install Ganesha made by children next to the Ganesha in the house. The students said that the message of environment conservation by preventing water, noise and air pollution will be conveyed through Ganeshotsav.
Schools and colleges are implementing many activities to make Ganeshotsav environment friendly. Like last year, this year also many schools and colleges and the Department of Ecology in Shivaji University have trained the students to make Ganpati of different sizes from clay. Students have also used their skills to create Seed Ganapati, Shadu Clay and Paper Pulp Ganapati. This Ganapati is given colors made from leaves and flowers. This shows the students’ skills and vision of environmental conservation. Ganapati has been prepared taking care to ensure that pollution will not increase if this Ganapati is immersed in water, tank or field.
Ganesha idol is made from soil, fruit, flower seeds. This is a small effort of the students to prevent water pollution by immersing the Ganesha idol in fields or ponds on Ganesh Visarjanadi. The chemical colors given to Ganesha idols made from Shadumati and Plaster of Paris in the market are harmful to the environment. That is why schools, colleges and social organizations are trying to prevent pollution by creating environment-friendly Ganesha idols. The teachers are expressing their belief that the environment conservation movement will grow in the future only through this training. Schools are also advising to perform Ganesha arrival and immersion to the sound of traditional instruments. Students are expressing their feelings that they have had a different experience of making Ganemurti. Ganesha made from flower and fruit seeds will be installed in the house and worshiped for five days. Also, the teachers have also given the message to the students that if they immerse Lord Ganesha in the garden, the flowers, fruits and trees will remain forever in their homes and fields as blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Some schools and colleges are insisting on Ganesh immersion
To prevent water pollution, students and teachers of schools and colleges have been insisting for Ganesha immersion in Kehli for the past several years. Devotees are urged to perform Ganesha immersion on the day of household Ganesha immersion in squares and in some places near rivers and lakes. Therefore, the number of people who immerse themselves in Kaly is increasing day by day. Overall, the public’s tendency towards eco-friendly Ganeshotsav has increased.