Sonali Bendre was in the news recently to give us a bitter reality check as she took to her social media accounts to share the present state of Juhu beach in Mumbai.
The picture also shows multiple large Ganesh idols and other puja paraphernalia which were disposed at the beach after Ganpati Visarjan.
“After yesterday’s visarjan… If these are not signs of damage we are causing then I don’t know what are! This cannot happen we need to do better!,” she wrote in her tweet.
There were multiple responses from her supporters and fans who expressed their concern and also added how they opted for environmental friendly Ganpati celebrations this year.
A tweet by a fan read,“We made the ganapati at home Sonali, and did the visarjan in the milk and gave it to children in the anganwadi. No passing of Vigna as it was done in milk. Like the gangasnan. Ganu baba made at home. Stayed at home.”
Another fan wrote, “We in #Nagpur have made eco friendly Ganesha’s at home and have done visarjan at home. Nothing goes to ponds and rivers from homes.”
Even PM Narendra Modi on Saturday had requested and urged people to get rid of plastic and other waste materials into the seawater while immersing the idols.
Prime Minister Modi also said that during immersion of Lord Ganesha idols “a lot of plastic and other waste goes into the sea.
He then said, “This time we have to try that these materials which increase pollution are not immersed in water.”
He also urged Mumbai citizens to make the Mithi river and other water bodies plastic-free.