Get Eco-friendly Ganesha Idols for Free in Hyderabad – One Man’s Dedicated Movement



To spread the message of nature friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Mr. Vijayram, a sweet maker and painter, is giving away free eco-friendly Ganapati idols in Hyderabad. The only price one has to pay while buying is to sign on a small printed pledge which states that – the taker of the idol will do his bit in spreading awareness on the need to replenish the depleting groundwater table in Hyderabad.

Mr. Vijayram distributes free clay Vinayaka idols from ‘Emerald’ sweet shop on the Indira Park road right opposite Ramakrishna Math.

Mr. Vijayram makes around 10,000 idols and distributes them in Hyderabad.

Ranee Kumar writes in The Hindu

A symbolic representation of the water pledge is displayed at the threshold of the shop in two goblets containing crystal clear water and polluted water of Hussainsagar, respectively.

Even the sweets in his shop are packaged in echo-friendly paper bags! “I believe in practising what I preach.

Already I have pumped in my own money and got 40 water harvesting pits in houses in and around this area, including mine to augment the groundwater table in summer,” says this young man with conviction.

It is his innate belief that the smallest of effort is the beginning of a dedicated movement.