20th September, 2021
CONCEPTION OF THE PROGRAM
Ganesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chaturthi, is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated for 10 days every year. The festival is celebrated in the Bhadra month as per the Hindu calendar which generally falls in mid-August to September. It marks the birthday of the beloved Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is known as the God of wealth, sciences, knowledge, wisdom and prosperity.
The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stages). Historically, the festival has been celebrated since the time of King Shivaji. It was during India’s freedom struggle that Lokmanya Tilak changed Ganesh Chaturthi from a private celebration to a grand public festival where people from all castes of the society can come together, pray and be united.
Given the pandemic, this year the event was conducted on a low scale. The sister colleges, who had done Ganpati Sthapna in the colleges were approached for Nirmlaya which was then taken to the compost pit.
TIMR has been celebrating Nirmalya collection for the since 2015. This year too, even though the students were not present in the college due to the pandemic, the Teaching and the Non-Teaching Staff passionately carried out the activity on 10th September and 19th September 2021.
The main objective of this program is to create awareness among the students about environmental pollution. During the Ganpati visarjan students have collected Nirmalya which is used for the production of Organic fertilizer. Which is been used for the plants at the institute level.
- Prevent Water Pollution caused due to religious waste during Ganesh Festival
- Reuse the nirmalya, floral waste, which is largely dumped after offering to the deity in the form of compost and recycle the dry
- Create awareness among the students about environmental pollution
PREPARATION OF THE EVENT
Preparation of the event was done by the Teaching and Non – Teaching staff together
CONTRIBUTION OF THE MAMANGEMENT
Management as well as the sister colleges were very supportive during the planning and overall conduct of the activity