New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actress Sonali Bendre has shared a devastating picture of pollution caused by Ganpati Visarjan at Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The picture shows Ganesh idols and Puja items lying discarded on the beach after immersion.

In a twitter post, she wrote, ''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!,".

A twitter user also shared same sentiments, she wrote, "Heartbreaking to see the Ganapati mortis like this post visarjan. There have to be laws against such idols coz not only are they causing pollution but also disrespect to the Elephant God!"

Meanwhile, some of her fans replied by mentioning how they celebrated eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi this year. One twitter user wrote, "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. "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," replied another.

Every year, Ganesh idols are immersed in water bodies across the country, damaging the quality of the aquatic environment and increasing pollution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Mumbai a few days ago where he urged people to avoid throwing plastic and other waste in water bodies while immersing idols.

Sonali and other B-Town stars celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in a grandeur manner last week. She shared pictures of her in traditional attire and posed with mouth-watering modaks and mentioned that she was in US for cancer treatment at this time of last year.

 
 
 
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Ganesh Chaturthi is one of my favourite festivals and I really missed celebrating it at home last year... Was part of the Aarti via FaceTime! I'm so glad to be back this year, healthier and stronger, celebrating with my family. I truly believe if there’s faith, it reflects more on the inside...in the dialogue between you and your God... so don't lose that essence. Once again, we’ve taken the route of bringing an eco-friendly Ganesha & we’ll also immerse the Lord in our home May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, happiness and new beginnings to everyone, and may we all have the strength to overcome the obstacles that come our way. सर्वांना गणेश चतुर्थीच्या शुभेच्छा. गणपती बाप्पा मोरया

A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) onSep 1, 2019 at 9:42pm PDT

“I’m so glad to be back this year, healthier and stronger, celebrating with my family. I truly believe if there’s faith, it reflects more on the inside...in the dialogue between you and your God... so don’t lose that essence. Once again, we’ve taken the route of bringing an eco-friendly Ganesha & we’ll also immerse the Lord in our home. May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, happiness and new beginnings to everyone, and may we all have the strength to overcome the obstacles that come our way,” she wrote to express gratitude.

Posted By: James Kuanal