Pimpri-Chinchwad, 20th September 2023: With Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s recent ban on the plaster of Paris (POP) idols, the call for an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav rang loud and clear. Responding to this imperative need for sustainability and responsible celebration, the city’s Shiv Sena, under the leadership of Deputy Leader Irfan Syed, has taken a remarkable step to ensure that eco-conscious devotees can celebrate the festival with joy and responsibility.
Under the banner of “no profit, no loss,” the Shiv Sena has played a pivotal role in making Shadu clay Ganesha idols abundantly available in the market for the Ganesha devotees of Pimpri-Chinchwad. This noble initiative has received an overwhelming response from the devotees, emphasizing the growing commitment towards eco-friendliness in the city.
Ganeshotsav, a festival that brings joy to people of all ages, should not come at the cost of harming the environment. The city’s Shiv Sena, understanding the significance of this, made Shadu clay Ganesha idols accessible to devotees in Pimpri, Chinchwad, and Bhosari constituencies at affordable prices.
Devotees thronged the market to acquire these adorable Ganesha idols, available in various traditional forms such as Dagdusheth, Simshana, Titwala, Feta, Mukut, and Ambuja. These eco-friendly idols found their way into homes, where they were worshipped with utmost joy and devotion.
Irfan Syed, Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena, highlighted the success of their campaign to celebrate an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav without compromising the environment. He stated, “We must celebrate our festival with joy while protecting the environment. Responding to the call made by the Chief Minister, Shiv Sainiks took the initiative to produce a significant quantity of Shadu clay idols for an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav. We arranged the necessary raw materials, materials, and skilled sculptors to make this happen.”
The Municipal Corporation also played a crucial role in delivering the Ganesha idols to the devotees, thereby resolving issues related to stalls and space. Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh was among those who contributed to this noble cause, alongside devotees and Ganesh Mandals.
Irfan Syed expressed his hope that the government, dedicated to serving the people and advancing the state, would continue to gather strength to provide essential services and promote progress.