This festive season, groups of little wonders came together!
The EcoGanesha workshop was held on Sunday, 4th September, 2016 with a few experts guiding the kids on the procedure of making idols, along with providing the necessary environment friendly materials.
Pune: Leading Pune based Environmentalist and Social Activist, Anagha Paranjape Purohit organized a fun-filled eco-friendly Ganesh idol making workshop for HIV+ kids from the city’s Mamta Foundation. In addition to this she also initiated an idea to take the concept and usage of Eco-Friendly Ganesha’s to a wider range of people across the city by kickstarting her very own Ice Bucket Challenge inspired EcoGanesha Challenge.
Commenting on her thought and vision behind these initiatives, Anagha, Said: “We have all grown up enjoying the large scale festivities of Ganpati Utsav, but somewhere I have felt that it like many other festivals is soon transforming into a pure commercial activity. People today, especially the younger generation, are not exposed to and aware of the really beautiful and true spirit of this festival. So rather than sit and complain about it I said (a) what is it that I can do in my own little way to address this issue and (b) how can I get it to reach as many people as possible.”
“The EcoGanapati workshop for the very beautiful kids of Mamta Foundation and the EcoGanpati challenge were two simple yet effective ideas that I felt would meet our objectives. We have organised this workshop on the lines of message of our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on celebrating eco-friendly Ganeshotsav. Through this initiative we are trying to convey the message of importance of saving ecosystems and environment through the use of eco-friendly material for making Ganesh idols and not only Ganeshotsav but every festival should be celebrated in an eco-friendly manner to reduce the negative impact on environment.,” added Anagha.
Mrs. Shilpa Budukh, from Mamta foundation, said, ‘Our kids were so enthusiastic about taking part in the idol making activity held at our organisation. It was a very good initiative by Mrs. Anagha and team which suited the best with the entire festivity around for Ganeshotsav. Now the kids are eagerly waiting for the pictures captured at the time of the activity’.
The EcoGanesha workshop was held on Sunday, 4th September, 2016 with a few experts guiding the kids on the procedure of making idols, along with providing the necessary environment friendly materials. The purpose of this activity was to make the kids experience something new, full of fun and explore their creativity at par. A lovely festive special meal was organised for them as a token of love and appreciation for their hard work.
Anagha strongly feels that the collective effort of multiple such little initiatives will lead us all in saving our planet at large and ensure a healthy life ahead.