September 14, 2015
While the preparations for Vinayaga Chaturthi are on a full-swing, the Hindu outfits have assured that they would ensure that the idols immersed do not pollute the water bodies.
The Hindu Munnani has planned to place 1008 idols across the city for Ganesh Chaturthi which is being celebrated on September 17. The immersion procession along with a public meeting has been scheduled on September 21. As the Pollution Control Board has banned use of Plaster of Paris, the idols are to be made of vegetable flour, paper mache or clay.
The PCB has also banned use of colours which may contain chemicals that could pollute the tanks where the idols are to be immersed. According to the District General Secretary of Hindu Munnai, Kadeeswaran Subramaniam, the 1008 idols are not be made of Plaster Paris but of paper mache so as to ensure that the environment is not degraded.
Hindu Munnani has also planned to conduct competitions for women and children. The public meeting is to commence from Theppakulam grounds in Poo market and the idols would be immersed in Muthannakulam. The public meeting will commence at 1.30 p.m and the immersion at 4.30 p.m.,