Dwarka: Saraswati Puja was concluded in an eco-friendly manner by the community people in Dwarka. Puja committee performed the immersion rituals by posting the idols in artificial ponds made by them in parks and vacant plots. They performed the immersion and put soil over it.
Sambhav Puja Samiti in Sector 14 and Radhika Sarswati Puja Samiti did it in the artificial ponds. They made the tanks at the corner of a park at Sector 14.
According to the members of the committee, they have been carrying such immersion for last three years to save environment and the rivers.
“We just started it to save environment. This has started gaining popularity and a noble practice has been adopted in the city. I appeal to order puja committees to adopt such practice to support environment,” said Mukesh Singh from Sambhav Puja Samiti.
Mukesh further shared, “The community has the responsibility to save our environment. Thus, it is as important as the emotion and sentiments related to any festival. We took this subject seriously and put it in our meeting and discussed. On suggestions of the members, we decided to perform the immersion of idol in eco-friendly way.”
“For the last three years, we are doing that. Our idol is always made up of clay and its burial after immersion in a pond is eco-friendly,” he concluded.
At Radhika Apartments in Sector 14, the puja committee had arranged the immersion in the park of temple premises. A committee member, Dhananjay Singh said, “This is our first puja and we did it keeping safety of environment in mind too. We dug up a tank in the park of the temple and performed immersion.”
“This is our small initiative and we want to make the community aware that they should save the rivers and other aspects of environment by accepting innovative ideas. Here, the pond, which we made, was a symbolic river for us. We have to respect our religious sentiments and also protect our environment,” he said.