After immersion, the bodies of kings lie scattered across the battlefield. (This is the morning after a Hindu festival in Bombay where statues of Ganesh are immersed in the Sea) Wake Up People It is our GOD. HOW CAN WE EXPECT THAT GOD WILL PROTECT US FROM ANY CALAMITY ???? We all respect our God and traditions. Enjoying the Ganpati Utsav is part of it. Competing with other MANDALs to have better Scenery is also part of it. But now a day it has become fad to have bigger and more attractive idol of GANAPATI, rather than competing for theme of the scenery!!! This not only pollutes water in rivers and sea but also make the horrible situation at the sea shore next morning. (Which has been shown in the above pictures). We should do something as citizen of India to keep our country clean, to continue respecting GOD and to keep our tradition running!!! Following are few suggestions, you can add few more to help(and more important is to follow it, which ever you find more correct): 1. Keep the idols small and theme BIG: Idol of GOD, whatever may be its size, we have same respect. Then why to have big idols polluting our rivers more!!! 2. No chemicals: Chemical colors/material used to make the idols should be avoided as far as possible. 3. Immersion in Tank: It is good idea to have separate tanks for Immersion rather than immersing the idols in River/Sea. Friends, nothing will happen to you if you don't forward this mail. But it would be great if you can do it to avoid the above scene. So what are you waiting for??? Ganpati Utsav is coming…we need to hurry up to convey this message to our rest of the community … GANAPATIBAPPA MORAYA….