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Eco- Friendly Ganesha, Chocolate Ganesha


The whole India has been crazed for the fact of Eco-friendly Ganesha. Well how many of them actually follow the trend to save this world? What is the exact meaning of Eco-friendly Ganesha? Eco friendly Ganesha’s are the idols of Ganesha which will not harm the environment in any way. Traditional way of making the Ganesha idols were from mud but as the days passed POP, Plaster of Paris, idols came into the picture. After years it started causing a bad effect on the environment and that is how the Eco-friendly Ganesha came into the picture. But Eco-friendly Ganesha does not only mean idols which are made by mud. LEADers of KLE Dr. M. S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology came up with an idea of Chocolate Ganesha.

While discussing about the eco-friendly ganesha, LEADers came up with a crazy idea of making ganesha from chocolate. The very first step of celebrating chocolate ganesha was to find a mould for the idols. As it was hard to get the moulds so after researching on internet LEADers came up with videos which helped them to make the idols. They decided to donate the ganesha idols to Ashraya Foundation. The emersion of the idols was done milk. After emersion the chocolate would melt in milk to form chocolate milkshake. On the Ganesh Chaturthi LEADers took the idols to Ashraya Foundation, they worshiped the idols according to the rituals and had a conversation with Founder of Ashraya Foundation, Nagaratna ma’am. At the end of the 5th day, after emersion of ganesha in milk, chocolate milkshake was distributed among the kids. This way the innovative and eco-friendly ganesha was celebrated by LEADers of KLE Dr. M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum.

 Considering the fact that Ganesha festival is related to people’s sentiments LEADers found it difficult to convince people as there were some modifications related to the making and emersion of the ganesha. That did not stop LEADers anyway. With this eco-friendly cum chocolate ganesha initiative LEADers were able to reach out around 15 students also they set a creative example in front of the society. To celebrate a festival it is necessary to consider the nature rather than harming the environment.   

Written By: Nilima Jangam

Email: nilimajangam65@gmail.com

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