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Students exemplary gesture to protect environment in Warangal

Students exemplary gesture to protect environment in WarangalStudents presenting clay Ganesh idol to Rural District Collector M Haritha (right) at Collectorate on Monday
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The petitioners who turned to Warangal Rural District Collectorate to submit their grievances to the administration got a surprise gift on Monday.

Warangal: The petitioners who turned to Warangal Rural District Collectorate to submit their grievances to the administration got a surprise gift on Monday.

Emphasising the need for protecting the environment from pollution, the students of Zilla Parishad Secondary School in Sangem distributed clay Ganesh idols prepared by them to those who attended Praja Vani, a redressal programme, the Rural Collectorate free of cost.

The students also presented a specially made idol to Rural District Collector M Haritha on the occasion. The Collector who appreciated the initiative said that the kind of consciousness towards the environment shown by the students was exemplary and motivating.

"It is high time that the people have to understand the importance of using clay-made Ganesh idols during the festival. The ever increasing number of Ganesh pandals in the Rural and Urban districts indicate that we are up against environmental degradation caused by the idols made of plater of Paris and the chemicals used in their preparation," Haritha said.

In a bid to encourage the students, several district officials were seen purchasing idols from them. The Collector directed the officials conduct awareness programmes to ensure all the people worship only clay made idols during this festival.

On the occasion the District Collector inaugurated the stall set up by NGO Vana Seva Society. Vana Seva Society General Secretary G Naresh Kumar, Joint Collector Mahender Reddy, Joint Director of Agriculture Usha Dayal were among others present.

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