Pune : Practices which have no scriptural sanction, like immersing idols in artificial tanks, donation of worshipped idols etc. are implemented under the guise of combating pollution. But this results in gross denigration of Shri Ganesh. So Hindu Janajagruti Samiti submitted a petition to the district administration seeking to end these practices, as well as to discourage the manufacture and sale of papier mache Ganesh idols (which have been termed as polluting by the NGT).
Will take suitable action – Deputy Commissioner, General Administration
While receiving this petition Sachin Ithape, Deputy Commissioner, General Administration Department said, will take suitable action. The petition was also given to the Depurty Commissioner, Environment Department, Pune Municipality.
Resident Deputy Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate SanjayTeli was also handed the petition. Mr Krushnaji Patil of HJS, devout Hindus Mr Gopal Shinde, Mr Ankush Jagtap, Mr Vipul Mandake, Mr Dattatray Kulkarrni , Ms Anushka Ghadge, Ms Akanksha Ghadge etc. were present.
Petition handed over to Commissioner Shekhar Singh, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
The HJS delegation of Mr Shailesh Yewale and Mr Raghunath Dhoble explained to Mr Singh how papier mache idols are not sanctioned by the scriptures, as well as the National Green Tribunal’s observations on how immersing such idols pollutes water bodies.