07 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Nayapalli Durga Puja Committee has come forward to go green and celebrate a pollution-free puja this year.
The Committee has shunned the use of plastic and chemicals in the construction of the mandap-a replica of the Padmavati Palace of Rajasthan.
The Committee has used biodegradable items like shells of wood apple, seeds and skins of wild plants and fruits to recreate the replica of the palace.
"We have created the replica of Padmavati Palace. This year we have shunned the use of polythene and rubber. This time we are using shells, skins and seeds of different wild fruits and plants like wood apple to prevent pollution," informed Mahendra Balabantaray, Secretary of the Nayapalli Durga Puja Committee speaking to Ommcom News.
Balantaray claimed that the Committee contacted artisans from Kolkata and with their help and cooperation was able to recreate the famed Padmavati Palace.
He said that it took about a month for the artisans to replicate the palace model which they did in Kolkata.
The pieces were brought from Kolkata and later assembled here, he added.