The bench took note of the submissions made by the state government at the previous hearing, where Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni had said that DJ and Dolby audio systems are a major source of noise pollution.
Over the years, SWaCH has tied up with different organisations and conducted waste awareness sessions. This year, an orientation programme was conducted at Vriddeshwar Ghat in collaboration with Jeevitnadi, an NGO that works for the preservation of rivers, to show the condition of the rivers to the volunteers.
At the end of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees immerse the idols of their god in the river/pond/sea as a way of saying goodbye for another year. Once the idol is brought home or into a pandal, depending on the particular rituals followed by the community/family, the idols are immersed into the water, starting from the second day of the festival.
The grand 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will begin on August 25 with the Isthapana of the Ganesh idols and will end on September 5 with the Ganpati Visarjan. Let's take a look at few of the beautiful and unusual Ganesha idols this year.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10-day-festival celebrated to honour the birth of Ganesha - son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. This year, the festival begins from August 25 and ends with 'visarjan' on September 25.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017: As the festive season dawns, Mumbaikars start preparing to welcome Lord Ganesha into their homes on August 25, which marks the beginning of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is hugely popular in the city where pandals are erected to offer prayers to the Lord.
Celebs including Sanjay Dutt along with wife Manyata and kids, Anil Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Govinda bid adieu to their Ganpati. Bollywood mothers and friends Sussanne Khan and Twinkle Khanna were at actress Sonali Bendre's house for celebrating the occasion.
Salman Khan and family celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi on a very grand scale. The actor along with his siblings Arpita Khan Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Alvira Khan and parents Salim Khan, Salma Khan and Helen performed aarti, danced on the dhol and took the Ganpati idol for visarjan.
Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Arjun Rampal, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and TV actors Ankita Bhargava, Karanvir Bohra are among others celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and shared the pics of their decorated Ganesh idols and decked them up with colourful clothes and beds of flowers.