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Sculptor from Vadodara made a statue of Ganesha on the theme of vaccination

To bring awareness among the people during the Corona period, a sculptor from Vadodara made a statue of Ganesha on the theme of vaccination and following corona guidelines like wearing mask and social distance. He also prepare idols on various themes and kept the height at four feet allowed by the government to celebrate the festival this year.

Last year the celebration was not allowed due to corona at its peak. However this year as the cases reduced the government allowed the Ganesha festival celebration with guidelines which include the height of idols kept at for feet. We are still staring at the possible third wave and people need to be careful and follow guidelines while celebrating the festival.

City sculptor Dakshesh Jangid who has been making idols for the past four years, prepare Ganesha idol on theme of vaccination with a message to follow guidelines like wearing mask and social distance. This year he made three on theme of corona like vaccination, home stay during lockdown and online learning. He said, possibility of the third wave of corona is there and at the same time there is a need to celebrate. So with this kind of idea, he made a statue of Ganesha on the vaccination theme.

It took two days to make the idol and all these Ganesha idols are 100% eco-friendly and made of clay. This does not harm the environment. There are many types of clay used for this, the clay used here is the ground clay of Bhavnagar and Rajkot. Red clay is used in South and Mumbai.

Dakshesh done his diploma in Electronics and Communication and works in TCS. However he left his job and pursue his passion in idol making. He prepare idols on different themes every year and this year along with Corona he made idols on Ramayan, Kedarnath, Nandi ki Savari, Samudra Manthan, Aadiyogi and other themes. He also start a Android based mobile app 'Sanskriti Now' with an aim to give one stop solutions for festival and pooja related details.

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