Various temples of the city were illuminated to mark the 10-day Ganpati festival that began on Monday. A series of cultural and devotional programmes are being organised at the famous Khajrana Ganesh temple and other temples.
District collector and president of Khajrana Temple Committee Akash Tripathi performed pooja at the temple. AKVN managing director Manish Singh, DIG Rakesh Gupta, Superintendent of police OP Tripathi, Anil Singh Kushwaha and SDM Alok were also present in morning prayers.
The collector later inaugurated a spiritual exhibition. He instructed the officials concerned to ensure security arrangements at the temple during the festivity. He said that the temple management has carried out development works worth Rs 4 crore in the last one year.
Educational institutions celebrated the festival in eco-friendly way.
They preferred idol made up of clay and eco-friendly colours.
The students, faculty members and the staff members of Kothari College of Management and Science and Technology reached Pipliyahana square in form of a procession and installed an eco-friendly idol of the lord Ganesha on the college campus.
The students of Oriental University also installed Ganesha idol on the college premises. Vice chancellor KL Thakral performed 'pooja' and 'aarti' whereas the director, Gaurav Thakral offered a crown and 'laddu' to lord Ganesha.
The students of School of Fine Arts of IPS Academy organised a painting exhibition 'Stuti' based on different forms of lord Ganesh. As many as 80 students made creative paintings on the occasion.