When people say they mean to go eco-friendly, often they only mean it with respect to the mundane things in life - such as cutting down on plastic bags or segregating their waste, which are crucial nonetheless. But taking the drive to be environment friendly one step further, a woman from Indore has made chocolate idols of Lord Ganesha for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Nidhi Sharma, who says she has been making such chocolate idols since last year, has added a coronavirus spin to the theme this time. Through her idol set-up, she has paid tribute to COVID-19 warriors, such as the doctors and police, by installing their figurines. The theme around coronavirus also displays public interest messages, like "Stay Home" and "Social Distance."
Chocolate Lord Ganesha Idols To Be Immersed In Milk
Sharma told ANI, "I have made Ganesha idols using chocolate. We believe that we will get rid of coronavirus with the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Based on this theme, we have placed idols of police and doctor. We have also made a ball using chocolate symbolising coronavirus. We have showcased Lord Ganesha killing the ball using trident."
Acting to the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had advised everyone to go eco-friendly during festivals, Sharma will be immersing her Ganesha idols in milk. She said "I have made such models for my friends and relatives as well. I am making such Lord Ganesha idols since last year. We immerse these Ganpati idols made of chocolate in milk and distribute among the needy people."
People Celebrate Eco-Friendly Weddings
There has been a lot of innovation when it comes to turning eco-friendly to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, a couple tied the knot within an eco-friendly setup. In an interview with SheThePeople, they revealed that their wedding had included invites made of seed paper, a tree plantation drive, and a request to the attendees of not wearing silk and leather to the functions.
Then in 2017, designer Devyani Kharbanda, made wedding couture out of re-used waste fabric such as "yoyo flowers, waste fabric tassels, etc.”
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