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Gujarat artist makes eco-friendly Ganesh idol sitting on Covid-19 vaccine vial

Ahead of Ganeshotsav in Gujarat's Vadodara, Dakshesh Jangid makes Ganesh idol, showing him sitting on a vaccine vial, with a syringe beside him and a face mask in hand to raise awareness on Covid-19 protocols and encourage people to get vaccinated
Gujarat artist makes eco-friendly Ganesh idol sitting on Covid-19 vaccine vial(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 09:12 AM IST
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With an aim of spreading awareness to follow Covid-19 protocols and to get inoculated, an artist hailing from Gujarat's Vadodara has made an eco-friendly idol of Lord Ganesh showing him sitting on a vaccine vial, with a syringe beside him and a face mask in hand, ahead of Ganeshotsav.

Amid the relaxations given by the government permitting people to celebrate the festival following Covid-19 protocols, Dakshesh Jangid urges people to stay safe and avoid a third wave in the country.

He has made the idol with a height of about 2.5 feet and added little structures of Covid warriors beside the vial, depicting Covid-19 vaccination.

"I have been making eco-friendly Ganesh idols for the past four years," he told ANI.

He further stressed that the idea behind making this is to raise awareness on following Covid-19 protocols and also to get vaccinated in order to prevent a third wave amid relaxations given by the government.

"The message is that we should celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi while following all Covid guidelines this year," the artist said.

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The idol maker said he took two days to make this unique idol. "A team of 3-4 people helped me to make it," he said.

He added that an organisation that sets up Ganesh mandals on the festival has selected his idol and decided to set up a vaccination camp along with establishing this idol on Ganeshotsav.

Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day festival that starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, will start on September 10 this year.

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