Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges use of clay idols this Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja

"A lot of people are writing about Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja regarding the environment damage... they are concerned about the pollution that such idols cause," the Prime Minister said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 28, 2016 11:31 am
ganesha, ganesha idols, giant sized ganesha idols, ganesh chaturthi, ganesh chaturthi 2016,ganesh chaturthi in mumbai A Ganesh idol in Mumbai. Modi urged those celebrating the festival to avoid using idols made out of PoP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged those celebrating Ganesh and Durga Puja in the coming months to think about the environment and ensure they celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner.

Prime Minister Modi was speaking during his Mann Ki Baat programme – a monthly radio address where he raises issues of national importance.

“Why should we not go back to our tradition of using clay for making idols? Eco-friendly Ganesh Festival is another form of social service,” Modi said, advising people not to use idols made out of plaster of paris as they are harmful to the environment.

“A lot of people are writing about Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja regarding the environment damage… they are concerned about the pollution that such idols cause,” the Prime Minister said.


During his address, PM Modi also spoke about his Swachch Bharat initiative, the need for building more toilets across the country. He also congratulated India’s Olympic medalists saying that much more needs to be done for sports in the country.

 

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    Prakash nandan
    Aug 31, 2016 at 6:15 am
    Thanks to Respective ,Mr PM Modiji he always use to talk in Mann ki Baat.but it is becomes Kaam ki baat..We should respect mr modi.
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    Nandkishor Hatewar
    Aug 28, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    My opinion is any person all over person self proof economic progress in all over india country.
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    Raghuveer Garg
    Aug 28, 2016 at 9:34 am
    The issues raised in this edition of Mann ki Baat are good and thought provoking. Modi must raise similar issues and not turn this mode of communication into an election platform
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