Ganeshotsav is going on in full form, we all have welcomed Ganesha in our houses but, he will be leaving soon too, ofcourse with a promise to come back again next year! Goodbyes are painful isn’t it? But today I will share a positive side to goodbyes.
Every year, during visarjan, we harm a lot of sea creatures due to the visarjan. Hence this year, Vodafone has introduced the concept of eco-ponds! Well, Vodafone believes that while we celebrate our festivals with full enthusiasm and joy, we need to also think of sustainable life and hence, introduced eco ponds. What are these eco-ponds you ask?
Eco ponds will help to avoid pollution that happens due to visarjan of Ganeshas made of PoP. The Eco-pond is technology driven and uses (IOT) device which helps track the water level in it once the Ganpati idol is immersed. The concerned family/Housing society/Organizing Committee also get a SMS alert.
Vodafone team partnered with NCL and the latter provided them with a solution of ammonium carbonate that dissolves the idol and leaves the sludge, which can be later filtered and re-used to make chalks and other products. The brand teams studied on how much chemical solution would be needed to immerse Ganpati idols. The weighing machine also helps the NCL and Vodafone ascertain on how much chemical solution is needed to dissolve the idols once they are immersed in the pond. Once the pond is full, it is replaced with other pond and the first one would be cleaned and re-used.
Watch this video to know more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE6qLTEGhvg
This year, as Ganesha will bid goodbye to us there will be a little #GoodinGoodbyes , all thanks to this wonderful concept.
Vodafone has also set an Aarti stand as people perform puja before immersing the idol in the water. So, once they keep the idol on the Aarti stand, it will weigh the idol and then calculate on how much solution is needed to dissolve the total number of idols in the pond. Isn’t that an amazing step towards an eco friendly visarjan? I am really excited about this!
I am glad to tell you that 8 Vodafone stores are dedicated to carry out the activity. Vodafone stores located at JM Road, Hirabaug, Wakdewadi, Aundh, Karve Road, NIBM Road, Kalyaninagar and Kharadi are equipped with Vodafone Eco-Ponds (See Annexure). Further to this, devotees can also dial 7391000000 to locate all the Vodafone Eco-Ponds. Go join the revolution for a sustainable future!!
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Thanks for reading! :)