The festivity is in the air as everyone is soaked in religious fevour by offering their prayers to seek blessings from Goddess Durga. The residents of Sare Homes, a residential society in sector 92, too have decided to celebrate the festivity in different style this year.
The residents are taking pledge to stop the usage of single-use plastic from this Navratri to spread the message for environment conservation.
The two-day Navratri celebration will witness series of cultural and religious activities including Ramleela plays, Dandiya night, Mata ki Chowki and other cultural extravaganza.
Praveen Malik, President of Sare Homes RWA said, “We have decided to make our society plastic free and strongly encourage people to join in the noble cause. The use of plastic is very common during the religious and cultural events. That is why, we are trying to make a difference in the society by simply motivating others through our initiative.”
“Instead of using plastic, we are planning to use alternatives such as paper cups, wooden spoons, bio-degrable plates etc. It is not that people are making effort during festival. From today onwards, we will not be using plastic in any of event at the society,” Malik Informed.
The residents have lauded the efforts and said that such eco-friendly initiatives are need of the hour. The celebration will also witness the massive awareness through skits, social media groups and posters about the ill-effects of plastic.
Surender Kumar, President of Shiv Manav Sewa Samiti said, “Our aim is stopping the use of any sort of plastic product in the decoration as well as prasad distribution. Of late, thermocol and plastic plates became the easy choice for festival celebration. Now, people are gradually changing their habit as they know it is not the best way to live life.”
DN Chaudhary, Member of temple committee said, “Today, people are getting more conscious towards the environment. They want to contribute their bit towards the cause. It is a good step and such initiative will surely encourage the people to bring change in their lifestyle gradually.”