Ganpathi bappa brought cheers to every devotees face when the deity arrived in every house hold and Ganesh Puja pandals on Ganesh Chaturthi. The whole city atmosphere got filled with songs, bhajans, Puja, Incense smell and Tasty food.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is taking great initiatives to stop pollution of water bodies this festive season by implementing a ban on Plaster of Paris (POP) idols. It has held a meetings with mandals and idol makers. Mandals are requested not to purchase idols made of plaster of paris. Idol makers are asked to make idols of clay and not mix pop with clay. NMC has also asked the general public to lend their support for their success. Though the ban on pop idols had been voiced earlier but it has been implemented now.
Illegal pandals that crop up in the city during festive seasons like Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja and Ram Navami disrupt the smooth flow of traffic and sometimes cause traffic jams. Anyone constructing arch or pandal on the road has to take permission from city police and NMC. But a lot of illegal pandals flock Nagpur city during festival and cause congestion on the roads. The city police is blaming NMC for not doing their work properly. The blame game is causing serious problems to people whose houses are situated near the arches or pandal as there is no smooth flow of traffic.
On sunday, all streets and roads were filled with people chanting “Ganpati Bappa! Morya”.
Huge number of people visit major lakes specially Futala lake just to experience the immersions.
Lets pray to Lord Ganesh to come early next year.