- Ganesh Chaturthi started on September 10 with great enthusiasm across the country amid Covid-19 restrictions and protocols.
Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 07:45 AM IST
A community pandal in Hyderabad has installed an eco-friendly Ganesha idol on platforms modeled after the Covid-19 vaccine vial in an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. “We have been installing Ganesh idols here every year for 25 years. For 12 years, we have been focusing on creating eco-friendly idols. And this time, we got the idea to promote the Covid-19 vaccination campaign through this idol. Here, the deity Ganesh stands on three vaccines with two rats holding the box of vaccines. The idol promotes recording on the Co-WIN portal for the reader, “said Sachin Chandan, president of the Future Foundation Society, which helped create the idol, as quoted by ANI news agency.
“We are sending a social message through the idols of Ganesh that vaccines are safe and that everyone should be vaccinated,” he added.
The faithful appreciated the idea of promoting the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. One of them said: “I am very excited to see this pandal. I come here every year to receive blessings from Ganpati Bappa.”
Ganesh Chaturthi started on September 10 with great enthusiasm across the country amid Covid-19 restrictions and protocols. The 10 day festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturti. This is a Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of Lord Ganesh to earth of ‘Kailash Parvat’ with his mother, the goddess Parvati.