Taking eco-friendly Ganesh idols a step forward, four students from Mangaluru have made plant-germinating Ganesh idols by filling plant seeds in the stomach.
“As and when the idol is immersed in water or disposed of in the open, there are many chances of these seeds growing into plants and extending the green cover,” said H.R. Hani, a Class IX student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mudipu, Mangaluru.
“We have not used any special clay, but collected soil from neighbouring paddy fields to prepare these eco-friendly idols without adding any chemical substances,” Ms. Hani, a resident of Jeppinamogaru on the outskirts of the city, said.
Hardika, a first B.Com student from Canara College, Ananya and Jitesh, both Class IX students from Gunashree Vidyalaya, Adyar, are her companions for the project.
Asked whether the four have taken up mass production and sales, Ms. Hani replied in the negative and said that their aim is to create awareness among the general public.
“We want to…