The old and eco-friendly tradition of making Ganpati idols with clay and using organic colours is once again attracting the youth, which is concerned about the environment.

Over 300 children from various city schools attended the Young Environmentalists’ Eco Ganesha Workshop at Powai on Wednesday to make biodegradable idols.

Mayor Shubha Raul inaugurated the workshop. Speaking on green initiatives like these, she said, "I’m proud of the efforts the Young Environmentalists’ Programme (YEP) is making towards empowering the next generation to help sustain the planet. Motivating the youth regarding going green during the Ganesh Utsav is vital in order to save our water bodies.”
"Children easily understand this green concept; we have also told them how harsh chemical colours and sprays, along with plaster of Paris, harm our lakes and creeks,” YEP founder-president Elsie Gabriel said.

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