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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all our Loyal Readers

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi , 1st of all let me express gratitude and wish all my readers, followers, well wishers, fellow beings a very happy Ganeshotsav. We Thank to all our loyal readers for your kind support and encouragement. Hope we have done justice by providing essential stuff on demand and the belief you kept on us since the inception and we assure to persist my services more effectively. Coming to the festive mood we like to present a brief note about Ganesh Chaturthi of course many of you are aware of the facts to some extent.

A Brief Note on Festival
The most propitious Hindu festival celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Lord Ganesha who is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is believed to confer his existence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the day when Lord Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of astuteness, prosperity, wisdom and good fortune and traditionally cited at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel and the festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi. The festival is most widely celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa. Overseas it is celebrated extensively in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Burma, Mauritius, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji and Singapore.

Environmental Impact
On the other hand the most severe blow of the festival on the environment is due to the immersion of idols made of Plaster of Paris into lakes, rivers and the sea. It has been causing serious effects on the global environment. Traditionally, the idol was carved out of mud taken from nearby one’s home. After the festival, it was returned back to the Earth by immersing it in a nearby water body. This cycle was meant to characterize the cycle of creation and dissolution in Nature. However, as the production of Ganesh idols on a money-making basis developed, the natural was replaced by Plaster of Paris. However, plaster is non-biodegradable, and insoluble in water. Moreover, the chemical paints used to beautify these plaster idols themselves include heavy metals like mercury and cadmium, causing water pollution. Also, on immersion, non-biodegradable frills that originally adorned the idol accumulate in the layers of sand on the beach. In the recent times there have been new initiatives taken up by some state governments and public organizations to produce and use clay Ganesha idols. On the final day i.e. 10th day of the Ganesh festival thousands of plaster idols are immersed into water bodies by devotees. These add to the level of acidity in the water and the content of heavy metals. Several non-governmental and governmental bodies have been addressing this problem.

So Our Suggestions
Here are 5 best possible ways to avoid such adverse effects.
  1. Please come back to the conventional use of natural clay idols and immerse in a bucket of water at home.
  2. By the Use of an everlasting icon made of stone and brass, it can be used every year and an emblematic immersion is appreciable.
  3. Recycling of plaster idols to redecorated them and uses them again the following year really sounds good.
  4. Strictly ban the immersion of plaster idols into lakes, rivers and the sea.
  5. Seriously encourage people to immerse the idols in tanks of water rather than in natural water bodies.
Noise pollution is also an unfortunate outcome of this joyous festival. But it’s inevitable.

Clearly my friends I suggest to use Ganesh idols made out of paper Mache instead of POP, because it does not produce pollution. Of course these idols are cheaper than other idols. As well as, these idols dissolve quickly in water and paper Mache is not harmful to water therefore there is no chance of water pollution, as well as there are no remains of idols left on the seashore.

Alright, we have been engaged in doing a few exciting projects which will surely benefit the readers .Very soon we are going to come up with most challenging tasks. On this occasion we have decided to present some worthy contests to the beloved readers, which keep up the tempo and interest very much lively. More than anything else, I wish you to ask for the stuff what you have been searching over the internet so that we will provide you the best of it. Hope you have already started to think of it. Almost we have gone past one-third of the year and festival season is on and my wishes in advance for Duserreah, Christmas and New Year.

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