GG International School, Pune

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Ganesh Idol Making Workshop



Ganesh Idol Making Workshop
My Friend Ganesha: Eco-Friendly

Date: 17.8.19

On 17th August 2019, the staff, students and management welcomed parents along with their tiny tots for a fun learning experience that made urged them to go Eco-Friendly this Ganesha Chaturthi.

In association with SAKAL newspaper, GGIS ATHA, a preschool wing of GG International School, organised a Ganesh Idol Making Workshop, which encouraged them and took them through the experience of making a clay idol with their own hands that was eco-friendly and shall not add to the water pollution in any way.

The extent and gravity of river pollution could be witnessed in the aftermath of floods, which reflected heaps of garbage that got deposited by rivers after the floods on the coastline.

Principal, Ms. Bharti Bhagwani stated “We at GGIS believe that every celebration should be done responsibly, hence, each year, we invite parents from across the city at our 4 preschool centres at Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bavdhan and Rahatani to join for us a workshop that helps them make their own clay idols”

The workshop was attended by over 200 participants at the different venues that covered PCMC and Pune Area.

“The event saw a beautiful coming together of 3 generations, there were parents, children and their grandparents, sitting in a group, talking and playing with some clay. Our motto is to create awareness amongst parents and children about the importance of using clay idols instead of other harmful materials” stated Neha Marathe, Centre Head, GGIS ATHA, Chinchwad.

“This workshop helped us not only to learn a new art but also helped us spend some good family time together. I would say it was an experience of a lifetime,” stated Kiran Kasture, parent, GGIS ATHA, Bavdhan.

Mr. and Mrs. Khandelwal from GGIS ATHA Rahatani plan to use the same idol for the annual Ganesha Festival.

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