The residents of Gurugram are all set to welcome the Bappa to their home with lot of grandeur.
The residents of Gurugram are all set to welcome the Bappa to their home with lot of grandeur and gaiety but this time they are making efforts to celebrate the auspicious occasion Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly manner.
The Maharastrian community of Gurugram too is making all the efforts to celebrate the occasion with great enthusiasm and zeal.
Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Samiti will be celebrating the 27th Ganesh Utsav at Sector 27 HUDA Community centre. The samiti has brought a five feet tall Ganesh idol which will be placed in the main pandal along with 500 Ganesh idols. All these idols are made of Shaadu Clay which can easily dissolve in water as compared to POP idol. Moreover these idols are made without using any chemical paints.
Manoj Kharad, President of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Samiti said, "We have been celebrating this festival for the past 26 years and bringing Ganpati home is our tradition to seek his blessing. While enjoying the celebration, many end up ignoring how much pollution is created which is why we have decided to celebrate the festival without causing any harm to the environment. Maintaining the religious sanctity without deteriorating the environment gives us great satisfaction."
"This year we are completely adopting eco-friendly way to celebrate the occasion. The pandal is decorated with clothes, paper and flowers and the maha prasad will distributed in steel plates. We have instructed all the stall owners to avoid using plastic and thermocol plates,” informed Kharad.
The samiti will celebrate Ganesh Utsav for seven days starting from 2nd September till 8th September. There will be cultural programs and other community activities which will add more fun to the festivity. Besides, residents will also enjoy feasting on the festival goodies especially Modak.
"The celebration will start with Pran Pratishtha of Idol on September 2 in the morning. Offering prayers to the lord and aartis will be performed with friends and families in the morning and evening daily. Various cultural programs including Maharastrian plays, hindi-marathi Ghazal, fun-filled activities for kids, cooking and rangoli competitions etc. will be held every evening. The Visarjan yatra will begin at 9 a.m on 8th September morning," said Kharad.