School children celebrate eco-friendly Ganesha Puja in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Ganesha Puja is being celebrated today across the country with great pomp and show.
In Bhubaneswar too, different puja committees have spent thousands of rupees while some even lakhs to celebrate the annual festival colorfully with various size and shape of Ganesha’s idols. However, an eco-friendly Ganesha Puja has caught the imagination of the residents of the state capital city.
Little Harvard Pre-School here organised an eco-friendly Ganesha Puja with an aim to sensitize the students about the need of protecting the environment.
Children of the school made idols of Lord Ganesha with eco-friendly materials such as clay, soil and organic fertilizers. Besides, they used natural colours such as haldi instead of chemical paints.
Then they planted each idol of Lord Ganesha in a clay pot along with seeds and instead of immersing the idol in rivers, they poured water following which the idol dissolved thus allowing a visarjan. At the same time a new plat is expected to grow in the pot.
People of different walks of life have highly appreciated the initiative of the school authorities for inculcating in the students the need to protect the environment.