A large number of Lord Ganesha Idols used for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival are made using plaster of Paris and chemical colors having toxic ingredients. During the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony at the end of the festival, the idols are discarded in rivers, seas, ponds and lakes and this leads to water contamination and pollution. The original method of observing Ganesh Chaturthi is by making Ganesh idols using clay and natural colors.
Numerous Government departments, organizations and NGOs are working towards an environment friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Rotary Club of Badlapur Industrial area in Mumbai is conducting an Eco-friendly Ganesh Idol workshop in Mumbai to spread the awareness of natural Ganesh idols.
This workshop will teach participants to make a Ganesh idol without the use of plaster of Paris and colours having toxic ingredients. There are limited number of seats for the workshop. The last date for registration is July 24, 2009.
For more details contact: Sanjivani Hall, Badlapur (E). Phone No : 0251-2698980.
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