Bollywood celebrities vouched for eco-friendly celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi
Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar, hailed the eco-friendly celebration and said, "It is good that it has started now. It is better late than never".
"By taking eco-friendly steps, we are not doing any favour to anyone, but in turn, we are taking care of ourselves. This is really important", he added.
He along with his mother paid obeisance to Lord Ganesha while bringing in the deity's idol inside their home.
Actor Sonu Sood who has been celebrating the festival for the last 18 years, encouraged everyone to go green on this occasion. While speaking to ANI he said that after the celebrations, the idols should be "immersed in an eco-friendly pond, in order to keep the environment safe".
Superstar Salman Khan's sisters Arpita and Alvira Khan also welcomed a Ganesha idol at their home.
The Hindu festival, which is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha marked with the installation of the deity's idol at home and at elaborate pandals. The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion - also called the Visarjan - of Lord Ganesha's idol.