Thousands of dna readers, who visited the five malls – Fun Republic (Andheri W), R City Mall (Ghatkopar W), Raghuleela Mega Mall (Kandivali W), Vivian Mall (Thane W) and Oberoi Mall (Goregaon East) – have raved about the number of workshops that have been an integral part of the mall.
"The Lord Ganesha darshan has been a wonderful experience. We've seen wonderful idols, the events have been fantastically organised and we have loved the workshops. My children, in particular, loved the clay idol making workshop," said Ankit Jain, a Vile Parle resident.
Another resident Krishna Iyer, who resides in Borivali, said that he enjoyed the dessert making workshop. "My wife makes a number of desserts and I wanted to learn some tricks. It was great to see this dessert-making workshop organised by Gits," he said.
Green Yatra, the NGO, which has been a major supporter of the Eco Ganesha celebrations, said that the five-year association with dna has been a fruitful one. "We were on the same page as dna. We wanted to promote green Ganesha celebrations and dna came up with the eco-Ganesha festivities. It was a great platform for both of us and we have continued the association ever since," said Durgesh Gupta of Green Yatra.
Apart from the final day of the mall darshan, which ends today, it's also time for our readers and participants of the Eco Ganesha event to gear up for the dna Eco Ganesha Society Awards. Last year's winners have already shared their success stories and are all set to defend their titles. As we had 600 entries last year, we're all set to get more entries,
For details, interested individuals as well as housing society members can register on ecoganesha.money-on-mobile.comwith their entries.
Apart from the celebrations, you are encouraged to send in ideas on how they can help the environment and also have an environment friendly celebration. The best ones ones will be featured in dna, along with a standing chance of winning an award. You can send your entries to email@example.com.