'Save Oceans, Stop Reckless Plastic Use', Was The Theme For Thane's Ganeshotsav:
The Shreerang Sahaniwas Ganeshotsav Mandal in Thane chose ‘Plastic Pollution' theme that is now crisis of global proportions. The Mandal prepared an eight-and-a-half-minute presentation to tell people about how plastic and other waste dumped in water bodies are endangering marine species.
While school children from Shreerang Vidyalaya helped the craftsmen in colouring the backgrounds and planks, housewives in Thane came forward to make multiple sea props. The props included marine animals, underwater plants, the famous Juhu beach of Mumbai, Ganga Ghat in Varanasi, industries, different types of marine litter and so on. To promote the idea of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle', the Mandal reused the wooden planks used last year. It also purchased discarded plastic bottles and other scrap materials from local scrap dealers.