Keeping environmental concerns in mind and to raise awareness about water pollution, students of K.P.B Hinduja College
are promoting the water soluble idols of Ganesha that will be made of cow manure in association with NGO, Surbhi Kutir Udyog Foundation
The students have undertaken this social initiative as part of activities promoted under “PANAAH”, an inter-collegiate festival organized annually by the college. These Ganesh idols will prevent water pollution, in addition to providing other environment benefits such as creating manure for plants after their immersion. The water soluble idols will be kept on sale in the college premises and will be priced from Rs.150 onwards.
The money earned by the sale
of these idols will be distributed among those artisans and villagers to encourage them to adopt and take care of non-milking cows.
To take this social
initiative further, the students have undertaken a social media
campaign on platforms like Facebook
. Dr. Minu Madlani, principal, K. P.B Hinduja College
said, “We are proud of our students for taking such a unique step to protect the environment. The students will promote the campaign by distributing placards and urging citizens to go for idols made of Cow manure. Some money from the sales will also be given to the college CSR fund to help needy and meritorious students.”
Earlier this week, the college took part in the Date Palm Plantation Drive initiated by Mr. Prashant Patil the 1st Vice District of the Lion's Club on 27th August 2016 at Sakarkhand village, Manor. The objective behind this project was to encourage the Adivasi Farming sector of the village to cultivate date palm trees and generate a source of income as well as have some nutritious food. K.P.B Hinduja College of Commerce was the only college from South Mumbai that actively took part and sent its students to Manor for the event. The college sponsored Rs.15000, gave 75 saplings of date plants, and planted date palm trees.
In the year 2015 the students of K.P.B Hinduja College, also held a rally wherein they collected Rs 2.5 lakhs from shopkeepers, common citizens, teachers of Hinduja College and staff for drought relief farmers in Maharashtra
. The amount was then donated to ‘NAAM’, the fund set up by film actor, Nana Patekar.