PCB to go green this Ganesh festival

Neha Basudkar
Sunday, 26 August 2018

The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has decided to go green this Ganesh festival. They have already announced to all its residents to use eco-friendly Ganesh idols so that the environment is not harmed. 

Pune: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has decided to go green this Ganesh festival. They have already announced to all its residents to use eco-friendly Ganesh idols so that the environment is not harmed. 

Priyanka Shrigiri, Vice-President of Pune Cantonment Board, said, “From last two years we have been spreading awareness among people that the Ganesh festival should be celebrated in an eco-friendly manner. And this year we have strictly announced them that Ganesh idols made by shadu mati or any other eco-friendly products should be purchased.”

“The step will not only save the environment from getting damaged but also the young generation to learn something positive from the cultural festivals. Also, there are more than 50 to 60 Ganesh mandals in the jurisdiction of the Pune Cantonment Board and even they are going to use eco-friendly decorations,” Shrigiri said.

“The main immersion of Ganesh idols takes place at Sangamwadi river bank and Dhobi Ghat. Soon an immersion tank will be installed at the Dhobi Ghat which will be about 20X20 and will contain about 10,000 litres of water,” Shrigiri further added.

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