Friday, 21 September 2012

Collector announces ban on DJs and Ganesh idols made from of POP - Impact of appeal by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

 From Our Correspondent

Hassan (Karnatak) : The District Collector had convened a meeting of "Ganesh Mandalis" on receiving an appeal from Hindu Janajagruti Samiti protesting against the manufacturing of Shri Ganesha idols form plaster of Paris and use of DJs in orchestra. DC has announced that DJ and orchestras will be banned soon.

On 16th September, District collector called a meeting of all Ganesh Madalis, The members of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti were also invited for the meeting.

While addressing the meeting, Mr. Harshavardhana shetty, Coordinator of HJS Hassan, spoke on following aspects :

1. Idols of Shri Ganesh which are made by using Plaster of Paris does not possess the Divine properties of Shri Ganesh.

2.  Since POP does not dissolve in water, it causes harm to the aquatic animals.

3. DJs need to be banned

4. Ganesh Mandalis must stop making various designs of Ganesh idols.

5. In the procession, the malpractices like smoking, consumption of alcoholic drinks must be banned. While organizing orchestras, only programs related to the nation and Dharma should be included in them.

After noting the appeal of HJS, District collector Mr. Mohan ordered the ban on use of DJs with immediate effect and promised that in ensuing years, Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris will be banned. Since many of the mandalis have already bought the idols made of Plaster of Paris, the ban will take effect from next year. Strict actions will be taken against the mandalis for installing idols made of Plaster of Paris. But during this year, all Ganesh mandalis will be served with notices against manufacturing & purchasing of POP Ganesh idols. The attendees accepted the decision of District Collector.

On this occasion Mr. Amit, Police commissioner Hassan, Mr. H.D. Prakash MLA, Mr. Shankar, President, Nagar Panchayat, Mr. Srinivas Gowda, President, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Mr. Kattaya Shivakumar, President, Mathadish Sangh, Mr. Hemanth, President, Srirama sena, members of Ganesh mandali and other Police officers were also present.

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