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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Anant Chaturdashi - Focus on Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management

Hari Om Dear Friends,
I am sure most of you would have either participated, or watched the deferred telecast on the In-Mumbai channel, or seen the video post on my blog. Let me tell you that this year’s procession was by far the biggest that we have had in all these years. The participation in the procession was significantly more this year. It is to the credit of the DMVs of Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM) that they had the situation in control at all times, despite the serious challenges that were posed to them by the huge gathering. They were able to successfully divert the traffic.

Talking of AADM, I am very happy to inform you that even Wikipedia has recognized the role played by AADM and have approved the post of a note on AADM on their site. (Please click here to view that article).
With the Punarmilap of our Bapu’s Ganapati Bappa, for us the focus has shifted to Anant Chaturdashi on which day thousands of our DMVs will be manning several key points where immersions are slated to take place, helping the police and municipal authorities in controlling crowds and regulating them effectively. It is a matter of great pride for us that our DMVs have earned unqualified praise from police and municipal authorities alike for the most effective manner in which they have helped in regulating the massive crowds on the last day of the immersion.

On the day following Anant Chaturdashi, our volunteers will be busy in the early hours of the morning cleaning up the beaches and helping in the re-immersion of idols that have been washed ashore. These idols are generally made from Plaster-of-Paris.

This brings me to the topic of eco-friendly Ganapatis. It is indeed a matter of great pride for all of us that the Government of Goa, based on a presentation made by our Goa Upasana Centre sevaks on the benefits of eco-friendly Ganapatis, wants us to pursue our Eco Friendly Ganesh project in Goa in a big way.