The students of Techno India Group have tried to come up with an innovative concept for their Durga idol this puja. 15 students from the group’s schools, colleges and university, along with two art teachers have made a Durga idol of recycled materials.
From fevicol drum, colour drum, sanitizing drum, chemical drum, cosmetic bottles, soft drink bottles, plastic bowls to PVC pipes, flexible pipes, electric casing and various types of nuts, bolts, screws, it took more than a month for the students to complete the process.
The 11.5 feet idol has been installed at the Techno India main campus in Kolkata’s Salt Lake area. Through the use of recycled materials, the students aim to spread awareness towards celebrating festivals with minimum wastage and adopt a more sustainable approach.
“At Techno India, we always nurture the creative abilities of the students across our schools, colleges and universities. With UNESCO attributing Durga Puja as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, this year the fervour has gone up a lot higher. The excitement and frenzy are visible everywhere. To add further joy to the festive spirit with a dash of creativity by our students, we decided to come up with an idol of Durga made from recycled materials. People can visit our campus to see this unique work of art,” said Prof Manoshi Roy Chowdhury, co-chairperson, Techno India Group.