Eco-friendly Ganesha

Staff and students use clay to craft the eco-friendly idol


The country recently bid farewell to its annual visitor Lord Ganesha. Every year idols of Lord Ganesha are brought into houses for 10 days and then immersed in water bodies as a farewell. RDF Matendla School also joined in the festivities, but in an eco-friendly manner. Vinayaka Chavithi (Lord Ganesha’s festival) is celebrated annually in the RDF schools. As a part of celebrations, the students and teachers personally craft the Ganesha idol from clay taken from the nearby ponds. This ensures that there is no pollution caused during immersion and also ensures the use of natural materials. No plastic or electric lights are used; in fact the idol is adorned with natural materials consisting of dried leaves. There are special prayers held for this occasion and even parents come to attend this spiritual occasion. RDF Matendla School has kept up this tradition for 9 years, we look forward to seeing next year’s eco-friendly Ganesha.



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