Published On : Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Nagpur set to bid adieu to Bappa!

mayor-inspetion-news-photos-14-sept-2016-5Nagpur: As the 10-day sojourn of Lord Ganesh comes to end for this year, Nagpur is set to bid a grand bye to their deity for this year and to pray for the lord’s arrival next year. On the administration’s part the NMC staff has also prepped up to give the lord an eco-friendly ‘vidaai’! The civic has provided 148 artificial tanks for immersions which will take place on Thursday.

At Nehru Nagar zone, plastic tanks have been put at eight places, at six places tanks are being provided to facilitate immersion of idols in artificial tanks. Each zone has been asked to provide artificial tanks, so people do not have to go to lakes for immersion. To create awareness, all zones are distributing pamphlets and also displaying posters at prominent places to promote use of artificial tanks.

Ganesh Mandals have also been asked to help in promoting artificial immersions. ”We have now decided to increase depth of one tank by another feet so four feet idols could also be immersed in artificial tank,” said an NMC official. These will be at Ajni Chowk, Ram Mandir ground at Vivekanand Nagar, Vyayamshala bus stop, Ujjwal Nagar ground, Pande Layout, Modern Society near overhead water tank, Azad Hind Nagar, Date Layout and H B Estate, Sonegaon.

mayor-inspetion-news-photos-14-sept-2016-4Apart from these, the zone has also installed plastic tanks at five residential areas. Similarly, Hanuman Nagar zone would be providing 11 places for immersion.

Tanks have also been dug at Abhay Nagar and Sahu Nagar while plastic tanks would be provided at other places. Eight sites for eco-friendly immersions have been made available at Bezonbagh near overhead tank and at Friends Colony. Lakadganj zone has 12 plastic tanks and six tanks at different locations. In Gandhibagh zone, NMC zone office has placed four artificial tanks at different areas including Chitnis Park, Gandhibagh garden and Gandhisagar. At the immersion tanks the POP idols will be collected along with floral offerings. Natural lakes where also immersions will take place
Futala Lake: Green Vigil organization, Rotary Club
Gandhisagar Lake: Rotary Club of Nagpur East, yoga sampada organization, Nature Science Foundation
Naik Lake: Handmade Crafts Cooperative Service, Nagpur clean society
Ambazari overflow: Arboriculture Society, Nature Science Foundation.
Sonegaon Lake: Tree Promotion Committee, Green Artha sanstha, Rotary Club Foundation, Nature Science Foundation.
Sakkardara Lake: Rotary Club, Aranya Sanstha.
Sanjay Gandhi Kahadan lake: Sparshajan Hitai Sanstha
Gorewadha Lake: Rotary Club. Cops have hectic day making security arrangements ahead of Ganesh immersion.