Celebrate an eco- friendly Ganesh Chaturthi by sculpting
Shri Ganesh idols of clay – Milind Kulkarni, acting editor, Dainik Lokmat
Jalgaon – On August 30, 2019 in the office of Dainik Lokmat a debate on the topic ‘Ideal celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi’ was held. Many respectable people from society attended it. Mr. Shreyas Pisolkar represented Sanata Sanstha and Mrs. Kshipra Juwekar represented Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. This programme was organised by local editor of Dainik Lokmat Mr. Milind Kulkarni. During the debate he spoke on how Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival close to the heart of Maharashtra and how everyone should maintain its sanctity, how the Ganesh idol should be sculpted from clay following spiritual principles making the celebration of the festival eco-friendly. Lokmat maintains the role that the celebration should be performed perfectly and systematically.
Paper mache idols of Ganapati created in the name
of eco-friendliness are extremely polluting – Mrs. Kshipra Juwekar
Mrs. Kshipra Juwekar first gave information on how to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi ideally. Mrs. Juwekar spoke of how even Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation through ‘Mann ki baat’ had encouraged to worship Ganesh idols made of clay.
Despite that some secular organisations are not seen to be encouraging their use. The artificial tanks created for immersion of idols have dangerous chemicals such as ammonium bicarbonate in them which is resulting in greater pollution. This is what the Government needs to note. On the other hand paper mache idols created in the name of eco-friendly idols are extremely polluting and the Samiti is performing the mission of creating social awareness about this.
All important information from the
viewpoint of Dharma is being made available
to devotees throught he Ganesh App – Shreyas Pisolkar
Mr. Shreyas Pisolkar of Sanatan Sanstha said that every year during the festiaval of Ganesh Chaturthi the Sanstha organises a social awareness campaign. Discourses, group chanting, putting up banners which give religious education etc. are used to accomplish this mission. This year at Jalgaon the Samiti gave first aid and self-defense training. Through the Ganesh App from the viewpoint of Dharma all information is being made available to devotees.
Creating social awareness on worshipping a clay
Ganesh idols through schools – Dr. Vilas Narkhede
Dr. Vilas Narkhede of the Rashtriya Harit Sena said that school students should be educated on the importance of using clay Ganesh idols for worship, so their organisation is performing this mission of creating awareness through schools.
To stop malpractices in celebration
of Ganesh Chaturthi we are performing the
mission of creating social awareness along with Hindu
Janajagruti Samiti – Mohan Tiwari, Sarvajanik Utsav Mahamandal
Mr. Mohan Tiwari member of Sarvajanik Utsav Mahamandal and Shivaseva Party said that the mandals in which malpractices such as playing film songs, disc jockeying, gambling etc are occurring they were doing the mission of creating awareness along with Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. He assured that to make the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi ideal, to prevent immersion of nirmalya (flowers and leaves offered to a Deity) in polluted waters, the Mahamandal Utsav Samiti shall seek assistance from the Governmnet.
President of Shri Ashtavinayak Shaikshanik and Sanskrutik Mandal and non-government member of the Rashtriya Harit Sena Mr. Sunil Ramdas Vani, Samvedana Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha President Mr. Deepak Patil, Mr. Mahesh Shataram Gorde of Kutuhal Foundation, Kashinath Zhore Guruji of Brahman Ekta Mandal, Mr. Gopal Darji of Darji Foundation, Mr. Pravin Patil and other dignitaries were present at the debate.