Ganpati Bappy Morya, Please Use Clay Ganpati Says Dia Mirza
Socially responsible and eco-warrior Dia Mirza just took to her social media profile and wished everyone on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and urged people to be responsible and use “Clay Ganpati”.
Dia Mirza shared a length note about “Ganpati Birth Cycle” and raised some fair points in her post.
She wrote, “Ganpati Bappa Morya! Traditionally we made clay idols and then immersed them in water to denote the Birth Cycle of Lord Ganesha/Ganpati who was created from Clay/Earth”
“Visarjan in its own way talks about nature's life cycle and while it should be one of the most Eco friendly events in India, it has become something else all together. Clay Handmade Idols have been replaced with Plaster of Paris and Plastic. Natural brown colour of clay is replaced by toxic paints to make idols shiny and sparkly. Size plays a big role on asserting importance or power of the celebration. “Mine is bigger than yours syndrome!” And then there are those awful unnatural plastic/thermocole decorations! All this is immersed in our seas/rivers/ponds/lakes without caring about the consequences”
“The consequences are dangerous, a complete contamination of our waters, soil and food chain. Surely Ganpati Bappa would never want to be responsible for harming that what he was born from? This Ganpati Visarjan, take this as an opportunity to understand the meaning of a birth cycle, go minimal, natural and sustainable”
Meanwhile on work front, Dia Mirza was seen in web-series Kaafir and Mind The Malhotra’s.