2,800 children learnt making Shadu clay idols - Source LT
More than 2,800 children, youths, parents and some elderly citizens were imparted the technique of making eco friendly Ganesh idols from the Shadu clay at a mega workshop organised by the Deepshikha Foundation at Prozone Shopping Mall on Sunday.
The chairperson of the foundation, Maneesha Chaudhari, said that the workshop was organised with a view of protecting environment by making Shadu clay Ganesh idols which dissolve in water easily.
The workshop evoked an overwhelming response as thousands of people from all walks of life and different age groups voluntarily participated in it.
They were imparted training in making Ganesh idols in a simplified way. These idols will be painted and installed at their homes. The event is all set to make an entry into the Limca Book of World Records as all norms laid down by the book authorities were followed while holding the mega workshop.
The organisers told that the training workshop-cum-competition was held in 5 groups based on the ages of participants.
The winners: First group (6 years-11 years) are Sagar Jivgal, Ahlesha Shinde, Diya Kasliwal and Mahesh Wagh, Second group (12-18 years)- Sudarshan Bodadkar, Nagesh Kunde, Sukhad Shagire, Pratik Jadhav and Pushkar Tewari, Third group (19-25 years)- Rahul Soruse, Kavita Pardeshi, Vinod Chavan, Fourth group (26-40 years)-Sadhana Magar and Hema Murgai and Fifth group (40 years and above)- Anjali Kulkarni.
Ashok Gujar, Shivcharan Phokmare, Kashiram Patil, Anuruddha Kharche, Swati Kulkarni, Rashmi Muley, Chandrakant Vajpayee and others made efforts to make the event a success.