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ECO-FRIENDLY Ganpati Making workshop

Mr. Nitin Patil, who is the current Principal of Gajera Vidhyabhavan Sachin organized a workshop for the parents that was "Eco-friendly making Ganpati" on behalf of Gajera School.

The workshop was conducted by Mr. NITIN PATIL. Before starting the workshop the following words were given by Mr. Nitin Patil . So , the parents can understand about the theme of workshop.

What is the meaning of ECO friendly?

According to Merriam-Webster, the official definition of eco-friendly is: “not environmentally harmful.” When it comes to products, that means everything from production to packaging needs to be safe for the environment.

Eco-friendly Ganesha idols are those that are made of clay, natural fibers, paper and other biodegradable materials. These idols, when immersed in water degrade faster and do not harm the environment as much as the ones made of POP.

Does not pollute natural water sources

One big drawback of Ganesha idols made of POP is the fact that POP does not degrade easily, leading to severe consequences like polluted water. The material also increases the acid content of water sources and can kill natural life in the water. While we may not think much of this, you must realise that life that survives in water are an essential part of our ecology. Not only do they help keep the water pure and healthy but they also help keep common pests like mosquitoes at bay (fish found in lakes and ponds feed on mosquitoes keeping their numbers in check). Apart from all this studies have found that people who use this polluted water suffer from a host of medical conditions like infections, lung disease, ailments related to the skin, blood and eyes.  Also Read - Cannabis effective in treating brain tumors

2. Metal content in water affects the quality of foods

POP contains chemicals like magnesium, gypsum, phosphorus and sulphur. The dyes that are commonly used to decorate these idols also contain mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, and carbon. When these idols are immersed in common water sources (like the sea, ponds, lakes, etc.) it gets contaminated with high amount of metal and other chemicals which kill fish and plants that live in water. Not only does this lead to a phenomenon called 'dead water body', where the water body cannot harbour any life forms, but could also lead to heavy metal poisoning caused due to the consumption of fish contaminated with these metals. When ingested these heavy metals are known to interfere with several systems of the body like the nervous, circulatory and digestive system.

3. Dyes and glitter on POP idols can harm you as well

Apart from all the above risks, the dyes that are commonly used to colour Ganesha idols made of POP can be harmful to you and your family. Apart from that the glitter that is often used to add that special sparkle to the idol may also rub off on your hands and clothes. When inhaled this glitter can cause damage to your lungs, affect your eyes and even cause allergies in some. In contrast an eco-friendly Ganesha idol poses none of those risks.

4. Eco-friendly Ganesha idols can be a family-bonding exercise

The best part about owning an eco-friendly Ganesha idols is the fact that you can make them yourself. You might need some guidance initially, but later it can be a lot of fun to create your own idol. The whole activity can be a great way of family bonding and allows you and your family members an opportunity to unleash their creativity. You can choose from a variety of materials like paper mache, clay, aata and even turmeric to make your very own eco-friendly Ganesha idol.

Gajera school organized materials like clay , water, scale, etc. To make Ganpati and made arrangements for the parents to seat. Our Principal invited the parents to join with the sir. Initially, parents were hesitated to come forward , so Sir invited educators also to join . After that parents were ready to join and with enthusiastically they came forward to learn something new which they have never did. Our Principal started teaching how to make Ganpati to the parents.

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