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PubliCity: Eco-friendly celebrations, donation to flood victims draws great appeal this Ganesha Chaturthi

This year's Ganesha Chaturthi celebration comes as a blessing to water bodies and the environment and as hope for flood victims as politicians and public seem to be making progress with eco-friendly celebrations and several leaders are making appeals to donate to flood victims. From shunning PoP Ganesha idols, Ganesha idols made out of clay and coconut and pandals made of vegetables are the highlights of  this Ganesha Chaturthi.

Bengaluru: With the BBMP cracking down on Plaster of Paris Ganesha idol makers over the last 10 days, the appeal from CM BS Yediyurappa of shunning the practice of using PoP idols, and elected representatives distributing clay idols, and a 30-foot idol made out of coconut, eco-friendly celebrations have become the major attraction of this year's Ganesha Chaturthi. 

As many water bodies in Bengaluru have been polluted due to garbage and sewage and immersion of idols made out of PoP over the years, this time the Karnataka CM, MLAs and corporators and others are batting for eco-friendly Ganesha festival celebrations. Among the advocates of eco-friendly celebrations was Jayanagar MLA Sowmya Reddy, who distributed 5000 clay and seed idols and made an appealed to donate to flood victims. In JP Nagar, a 30-foot Ganesha idol made of coconut is on display and once the celebrations are over, the idol along with its pandal made of vegetables will be given to devotees as prasadam.