The Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) today called upon people in the city to celebrate Ganesh festival by installing eco-friendly idols at all temples, apartments, gated community centres, community halls, function halls etc for which no permission is required from the local authorities.
In a statement issued here today, President of the Samithi Dr Bhagavanth Rao clarified that this was decided during a meeting with the city Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav yesterday. He said a mere intimation to this effect to the local police will do and appealed to the people to install eco-friendly idols preferably clay idols in the medium in size which can be easily carried for immersion in nearby tanks and lakes in your respective areas.
Bhagavantha Rao also appealed to the people to maintain Covid regulation strictly by not allowing people in large numbers as it was decided in the meeting to make the organisers responsible for any such violations of Covid regulations if any.
He wanted the Minister to convey the same to all the police stations through the 3 Commissioners in Rachakonda, Cyberabad and Hyderabad. It is also further decided to hold another meeting after the installations on August 22 only to arrive at a number of idols installed and based on which the immersion plans would be chalked out, he said.
He further appealed to the people not to use seed Ganeshas for pujas as it is against Hindu tradition. “Immersing Ganesh idols in buckets is not our traditional ritual practise.