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Ganesh Utsav, a 10 day celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, one of the most anticipated festivals in the country, is just around the corner! Festivals are the pioneer of Indian culture, and according to Indian culture any auspicious occasion starts with the Ganesh puja.

Celebrating the Ganesha festival is not about how big your idol is or how expensive your decoration is.It is not about a display of wealth or showing off. Rather it is about our heritage, culture, religious sentiment, emotions and feelings in our hearts for Bappa. With the new concept of eco friendly Ganesha festival celebration many NGOs are working from last few years with many amazing tips and precautions so you can take to ensure that your celebration to be eco-friendly.

One can buy eco friendly idols for the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. Clay idols dissolve immediately in the water greatly lessening on completing preventing water pollution. You can submerge it in a bucket at home and also if you have POP idol then sprinkle few drops of water and you can recycle the idols again. Some people use mental stone and wooden idols to reuse the idols.Natural colour could be used like turmeric , multani mitti, ghetu, flour, kesuda flower, mehendi, spinach leaves etc.

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, with the objective to spread awareness among the general public about the importance of ‘going green’ while celebrating the most famous festival in India, Eco Friendly Ganesha Idol making competition was organized in the school in which students participated enthusiastically. The school believes such activities can strongly convey the message of being environmentally conscious in any celebrations and that the younger generation cares so deeply about the impact we have on our planet. Thus, it will help the younger generation to become a part of creating a sustainable world worth living.

Despite the growing awareness, there is still a large segment of people that remains unacquainted with the eco-friendly Ganesha movement. It is necessary to maintain the momentum of spreading awareness among the common masses.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganpati Bappa Moryaaaaaa!

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