Ganeshotsav is round the corner and nothing dampens the spirit of Indians as they welcome the Vignaharta. To initiate the spirit of the season, Education Today Foundation organised an online, inter-school, eco -friendly Ganesh idol making workshop on 16th August. The program was streamed online to be accessed by students from across the city through Microsoft Teams App.
Renowned sculptor, Mrs. Minal Lele Khare, who has been conducting eco-friendly Ganesha idol making workshops in Kalyan and Dombivili under the tag line “Apla Bappa Apanach Banvuya “, since the last 15 years, guided students during the workshop. She was accompanied by Mr. Jayesh Gurav (A M) Art Master and professional Art teacher who is also deeply involved in such initiatives. A total of around 105 participants from 3 schools i.e Arya Gurukul Nandivli, Arya Gurukul Ambernath, and St. Marys school had registered for the event. Each participant received a certificate of participation.
The singing of the Ganesh shloka and vote of thanks initiated and concluded the program. “It was indeed a pleasure to be a part of this noble event. This year, due to COVID- 19, I was not sure if Ganeshotsav would be celebrated with the same enthusiasm or not, but seeing the response from the young generation, it is really heartening to see that even the youth do not forget their Creator during times like these. I am thankful to Education today Foundation for giving me a safe platform where I could pass on my skills”, expressed Mrs. Minal Lele Khare.
“Instilling a love for nature and love for our culture is our motto. We are happy that we had the resources so that students could learn the responsible art of Eco-Friendly Ganesh idol making. Seeing the pictures of several beautiful hand-made Ganeshas was extremely joyous”, shared Mr. Bharat Malik, Chairman, Education Today Foundation. Education Today Foundation has Arya Gurukul, CBSE board schools in Nandivali and Ambernath and St. Mary’s high school, SSC board school in Kalyan under its aegis and is based on the Chinmaya Vision Program. It has been conducting many such Online events during the lockdown for students.