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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Making of Ganesh idol in an Eco-Friendly way by Grade I to Grade VI at Witty Kids, Chikoowadi (2019-20)

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi the eco-friendly way

“The nature of our future depends on the future of our nature.”

Indian festivals are a reflection of the culture of our country. Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion and enthusiasm. On the last day of the festival the Ganesh idol is immersed in water.
Traditionally, idols were made using clay and was returned back to the Earth by immersing it in a nearby water body. Now a days idols made of plaster of paris and some non-degradable elements, give out several chemicals, causing tremendous damage to the marine ecosystem.

The most serious impact of the Ganesh festival on the natural environment is, the immersion plaster of paris into rivers and the sea. An increase in pollution level is alarming and demands corrective action. To minimize its impact on environment, students of grade IV - VI at Witty Kids Chikoowadi made eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols that were completely biodegradable and could be immersed in a bucket of water at home. Students of grade I-III used foam clay to create their own idol of Ganesha.

This activity inspired children to work creatively and promote their artistic skills.



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