The highlight of the event is its focus on environment conservation.
Shipra Sun City is once again all set to host Durga Puja in all its grandeur with many events lined up for the people residing here. This time around, the notable aspect of event commenced on Friday is that it is eco-friendly.
Bongotoru, a socio-cultural platform for Bengalis living in the locality, is organising the five-day celebrations which culminate on Durga Puja on sixth day.
The highlight of the event is its focus on environment coneservation. The organisers informed that everything under the pandal is environment-friendly. Be it structure of the pandal or idol of Durga.
“The structure of the pandal, which is based on an ancient temple theme, has been carved out from bamboo to avoid carbon footprints. All the decorative items are made from bamboo, jute and cloth,” said Avinash Chakravorty, general secretary of Bongotoru.
“We have a tradition of creating our own idol with the help of artisans from West Bengal. This year too, we are going complete bio-degradable way by using only mud, clay, jute materials and bio-degradable vegetable colours to prepare our idol,” he said.
“However, we are not compromising on the beautification and the size of the idol. Total size of the idol will be around 18 feet which is completely made of clay and bio-degradable materials,” Chakravorty said.
Besides, the organisers have instructed the people not to use any plastic carry bags or plastic plates. “We will also assist them by providing jute bags and dustbins to manage food waste,” he added.
"Keeping government of India’s directives in mind, we are making huge efforts to make our event plastic free and eco-friendly,” he further added.
Bongotoru is one of the largest socio-cultural platforms operating in Ghaziabad since 2000 with a group of young enthusiasts who with a vision to create a strong platform primarily for the most widely accepted Bengali culture. Today, Bongotoru boasts of organising one of the largest events, “Sharodotsav”, in Delhi-NCR.