This year, Arya Gurukul celebrated an eco -friendly Ganesh Chaturthi at the campus. An inter-school eco -friendly idol making workshop was organized and held at Arya Gurukul campus, where more than 160 Students and teachers from six schools across Kalyan participated and learned the art of making a ‘Green Ganesha’ using Sadhu Matti or clay.
Renowned artists also shared their views and gave tips on how to celebrate Ganesh Utsav using materials that are not harmful to the environment to reduce the carbon footprint. The guests present for the event were Rajesh Bhavsar, Artist and Social worker, along with sculptor, Manish Vyapari, who demonstrated the intricate art of molding clay into an idol and colouring the idol using eco- friendly colours.
120 idols were sculpted and displayed on that day. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and stated that it was the most satisfying way to celebrate the festival. Shri. Bharat Mallik, Chairman of Arya Gurukul School stated that the school will make provision for installation and regular Pooja of the idols prepared by the students. Such gestures by the school make Arya Gurukul the best school in Kalyan and Ambernath.
On the fifth day of Ganeshotsav, the idols were immersed in the school premises and the water was used for the plants.
All the students from various schools were shown a video on the importance of using eco -friendly materials for making Ganesh idol decorations and they all pledged to follow the suggestions of the experts in making the festival more meaningful and ‘Green’.