scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, July 07, 2022

Ganesh Chaturthi special: Save the environment through clay Ganpatis

Everywhere, post-visarjan scenes witness massive amounts of waste in water bodies. In this inspiring drive, TV Sudhakar shows a way forward.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 5, 2019 7:32:05 am

Capturing the essence of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities while protecting the environment was what drove Mumbai-resident T V Sudhakar to distribute 2,000 clay Ganpatis for free in 2018 along with small tulsi plants.

ALSO READ | Good Morning Wishes Images, Messages, Quotes, HD Wallpapers, Pics, SMS, Greetings, Shayari, Pictures

“In 2014, post visarjan, BMC had collected 2,000 metric tonnes of waste on Versova beach alone. The idols, which were half-broken, couldn’t get completely immersed. Just by worshipping the idol, we are not doing anything good. You have to ensure that your devotion is taken to a logical conclusion,” he shared in this inspiring YoursWisely video.

“I thought, why not use clay Ganpatis which easily mix with water and started campaigning about their benefit to the environment and distributed them for free along with tulsi plants,” he said.

Best of Express Premium
UPSC Key-July 7, 2022: Why to read ‘Chicago Convention’ or ‘Asian elephan...Premium
Thor Love and Thunder movie review: Chris Hemsworth film strays far from ...Premium
Newsmaker | Now in charge of UP health, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak’s ...Premium
Bihar college teacher listens to ‘conscience’, returns 33 month salary wo...Premium

ALSO READ | Be nice to people, it’s not that difficult: Whoopi Goldberg

“Using a clay Ganpati ensures a cleaner environment as well as a respectful end to the festivities,” he added.

Express Explained Go beyond the news. Understand the headlines with our Explained stories

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement