Immersion of idols made of harmful chemicals and heavy metals make the water sources polluted which later causes serious diseases in the human body. Divisional Commissioner K. K. Khare expressed these words on a workshop for the suject, “Prevention of water pollution due to idol immersion”. Mayor Sameeksha Gupta chaired the workshop. Khare futher said that sculptors should be called to use eco-friendly natural dyes and clay. He also focused on making Gwalior a polythene free city.
Mayor Sameeksha Gupta said we should make such rules which is not harmful for the sculptors and our own festival. Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma said third quarter of our Earth is full of water but still we have inefficient drinking water its all because of water pollution. On the opening session of the workshop, Secretary of Chamber of Commerce Gwalior, Bhupendra Jain initiated of making small idols for immersion.
Workshop was held at Hotel Central Park in association with Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Regional Officer of MPPCB R.K. Gupta gave the warm welcome to guests and the program was conducted by Ruchika Rohira.