After guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board regarding the ‘visarjan' (immersion) of Plaster of Paris idols in water bodies during the ‘Ganesh Chaturthi' festival, there is a shift towards the merit in choosing an eco-friendly option if it is available.
In the idol-making workshop, CEE provided an opportunity for participants to use their creative skills in working with clay. Through this workshop, there were various messages conveyed to the participants such as using c lay or any other eco-friendly material for ‘Ganesha' idol is less polluting and closer to nature. An understanding towards the utility of having smaller idols are preferable as it uses less resources and create less pollution overall. While the participants enjoyed the process of creating their own ‘Ganesha' idol, they took back the message of celebrating ‘Ganesh Chaturthi' festival the eco-friendly way by choosing over Plaster of Paris.
Around 250 participants from Nurture Pre-school and Anand Niketan, Satellite branch were a part of this workshop.