Nearly a thousand students from 65 schools across the city took out a rally in city this morning to create awareness on using eco-friendly Ganesha idols.

Students from Pramati Hill View Academy, Acharya Vidya Kula, Banumaiah and other Government Schools participated in the rally organised by Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), Mysore Chapter and MCC.

The students assembled in front of MCC office along with their school bands before taking out the rally holding placards to spread awareness on not to use Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris and Paper Pulp and also not to pollute the water bodies such as lakes and rivers.

The rally, which was inaugurated by MLA M.K. Somashekar, passed through Chamaraja Double Road, Narayana Shastry Road, Rama Vilas Road and culminated at MCC premises.

Similar rallies are being organised by CMCA in six other cities which include Hubli, Dharwad, Hosur, Tiruvananthapuram and Nagpur.

MCC Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi said the MCC was holding the event in the first phase to create awareness among public and sought their co-operation to avoid pollution. He said Ganesha idols manufactured using PoP were harmful for the environment and requested the public not to use such idols.

Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari, MCC Environmental Officers, CMCA co-ordinators Ramadas and Bharadwaj and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore