The five-day Durga Puja festivities got here to an finish yesterday with the immersion of idols throughout the nation. However a day after, the Yamuna and different ghats within the nationwide capital are stuffed with damaged, undissolved Plaster of Paris idols. The dangerous paints used to beautify the goddess are including to its air pollution. At various ghats throughout Delhi, the water has turned foamy.Nevertheless, in a transfer away from custom, the B Block CR Park Durga Puja Committee determined to bid adieu to Durga in an eco-friendly means. The residents dug two pits (5 ft by 10 ft) of their colony park and lined it with a tarpaulin to carry water.They lowered the biodegradable idols of Durga and her kids in these pits. After the idols had been dissolved, the bamboo body left behind was returned to the craftsmen to be reused later. “We encourage recycling. These pits are used as compost pits. The fertiliser from right here is used for the event of the park all year long. We even have sufficient leftover for the residents to make use of of their gardens,” says Tamal Rakshit, basic secretary.
For 74-year-old Bimol Banerjee, to journey to the banks of Yamuna to witness visarjan (immersion) is a Herculean job. For the final 5 years, he hasn’t seen a visarjan. “It’s too crowded on the ghats and the circumstances should not appropriate for the aged, however this environment-friendly immersion has given me an opportunity to witness this once more.”
“This manner, we aren’t choking our water our bodies. Girls, kids and aged, too, will be a part of the celebrations. We wish to urge extra pujo committees to affix in and assist make festivals surroundings pleasant,” stated Mr Rakshit.