Ganesh Chaturthi: Mumbai’s Ganpati trust urges devotees to bring books, pencils to help flood victims

Updated:1 month, 3 weeks ago IST

Mumbai, Aug 27 (ANI): A ganpati mandal in Mumbai has decided to go green this year. ‘Tejukaya Ganeshotsav Mandal’ is using eco-friendly material for Ganeshotsav celebrations. From Ganesh idol to the pandal decoration, everything will be done in an eco-friendly manner. The 22-feet long Ganpati idol is made by using bamboo, paper mache, water soluble adhesives and natural colours. Speaking to ANI, one of the sculptors Ajit Khot said, “Around 15 labourers have worked for more than six months to make 22-feet long Bappa idol, weighing around 1,500-2,000 kg it is completely made of eco-friendly items and its basic structure is expected to melt completely within 45 minutes of immersion into sea. Apart from the idol, the entry gate and other decorations of the mandal will also be done by using eco-friendly materials.” Tejukaya Ganeshotsav Mandal is not only giving a message of eco-friendly festivities but also putting a humanitarian gesture by coming forward to help the flood affected people of West Maharashtra. Trustee of the Mandal, M Ghule added, “This year we have decided to cut the cost of our decoration by keeping it as simple as possible and whatever savings are done from that will be donated for the flood affected people in Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra.” “We are appealing all the devotees who will be visiting our pandal not to bring flowers, garlands or other offerings instead they should bring books, pencils etc. which can be sent to the students in flood hit areas.”

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