2016 Eco Friendly Ganesha Stalls @ Bangalore

 

This is our 7th year of the campaign and like every year, To Make A Difference made huge difference in the use of Eco-Friendly Ganeshas for the festival instead of Plaster of Paris. Eco Friendly Ganesha were delivered to apartment assodications and public. Also, stalls were placed at various places in Bangalore by TMAD to increase availability of Clay Ganesha idols for Eco friendly lovers. 

Our initiative was hugely appreciated by public. We are overwhelmed to share the responses from people who have been following our campaign and joined hands with us by ordering/using Eco-Friendly Ganesha idols every year.

 

A total of 6590 idols sold in 7 years. Isn't it a huge difference to our lakes??

 

Special Thanks:

Mr Satya Gubba for providing free space to dump idols in Bellandur near by our stalls

Mr Pandit for providing free space to dump idols and for giving permission to put a stall @ Balaji Temple, BEML Layout

Mrs Sharada Satrasala for spreading word about the stall @ Balaji Temple, BEML Layout

Mrs Meera Nair for giving permission to put a stall @ Springfields Apartment, Sarjapura Road

Mrs Deepa Vijay for supporting to get permission and to spread awareness among the residents about stall @ Adarsh Palm Retreat Shopping Area, Bellandur

Mr Harish Y (President of Green Glen Layout Residents Association) for giving permission to put a stall @ Jogger's Park and to create awareness among the residents in Green Glen Layout, Bellandur

Mrs Taruna Ayyagari for coordinating with the residents and for providing permission to set up a stall @ Sobha Jasmine, GGL, Bellandur 

Mr Murugaraj S and Mr Srinivasa Reddy for providing us stall space in Borewell road, Whitefield and spreading word about the same

Mrs Vidya Gomathi for giving permission to put a stall @ Vignana Habba, Kaikodrahalli, Sarjapura Road

 

Achievements:

  1.  Delivered/Sold 811 idols. 
  2.  40 Big (3ft/3.5) Idols sold (previous year's count: 20 in 2015 and 2 in 2014)
  3.  Like every year, we have put stalls @  
    •  BEML Layout (near Balaji temple)
    •  Sarjapur Road (at Spring Fields Apartment Entrance)
    •  Adrash Palm Retreat Apts (near Intel), Bellandur
    • Jogger's Park, Green Glen layout, Bellandur
    • Community Hall, Sobha Jasmine, Green Glen Layout, Bellandur
    • Borewell Road, Whitefeild
    • Vignana Habba, Kaikondrahalli
  4. Published about our initiative in DNA on Sep 10, 2016 and 'The News Minute' on Aug 20, 2016Click here for the article

Coordinators: Srinivas D, Kamalnath N, Anil kumar BVN and Pavan Pyda

 

Volunteers: Sagar M, Rasil K, Ravikanth Badrinath, Veena Panicker, Kiran Gudimetla, Arunkanth Thentu, Nanda Thentu, Megha Ayyagari, Suresh Pyda, Vani Pyda, Vasu Pyda, Sukumar Pyda, Rajesekhar Pallantla, Sukesh Madala, Chaitanya Vadlapoodi, Abdul, Atif, Charan Raja, Jitendra AB and Swetha Pyda

 

 

Appreciations from Public

 

Mrs. Teja Bavirisetti, Viceroy Splendor Apartment, Kasavanahalli

Thank you for providing an eco friendly Ganesha. We really liked the Ganesha. The ordering and delivery process was good. 

Next time, I suggest you to place a stall one or two weeks before festival at one of the Tech Parks on outer ring road. You may be able to reach larger audience in this way.

I had communicated about your organization to nearby apartment associations and also in my office

Mrs. Nandhini Sriraaman, Adarsh Rhythm Apartment, Bannerghatta Road

We were happy with the idol and the entire process was quite smooth.  Appreciate your efforts in protecting the environment.

 

Mrs. Komal Gopalan Grandeur Apartment, Hoodi

The Ganesha idol was good, but we would love if next year we will get a idol with SHARP FEATURES with some selected color's.

 

Mrs. Harini Muralidharan, Sobha Dahlia Apartment, Bellandur

The experience was great again this year. I selected the 1 foot idol but unfortunately it was chipped a bit so then upgraded to the 1.5foot idol. Only 2 suggestions is that like the smaller idols pl put something blackto indicate the eyes and also provide instructions on how to dissolve the idol at home.

 

Mrs. Anuradha Bahuguna, Rajini Ashish Apartment, Thubrahalli

it was great ganesha festival as I saw only one idol which was not eco-friendly in my apartment celebration. I thank you and all TMAD team for providing people this opportunity to change. Here are my feedbacks

1. I liked last year's delivery system and timings were more efficient than this year. I had to stay at home till the delivery was done in late evening. Early morning delivery is better as you can move quickly in less traffic.

2. You can have idols with trunks in both directions so that people can choose. 

Mrs. Shyamala Bantupalli, Prakruthi Enclave Apartment, Jeevanbhima Nagar

 

First of all I would like to applaud to all you people for the kind work you guys are doing and also feel proud for contributing in our own way to your campaign.
Placing order & quality of ganesha is simply great. I would only like to suggest you guys that please make delivery as earliest as possible. This year we got our idols at around 9:30 PM and we were in dilemma to wait for your delivery or fetch ourselves from the market.

 

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