Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sindh Today – » ‘Prayer chamber’ near Hindon river to lower pollution

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    • he Hindon river can literally breathe easy now. Civic authorities here Friday launched a huge ‘prayer chamber’ along the river banks especially designed to immerse puja ritual materials like flowers and ash – in a move to clean up the river and reduce pollution.

      Called ‘Hawan Kund’, the chamber has been filled with water from the Ganga river, considered sacred to the Hindus. Apart from constructing a separate chamber, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation has also introduced special carrier vehicles to pick up the left-over prayer materials from temples and homes across Ghaziabad.

    • And to save people the trouble of coming all the way to the Hindon to dispose off religious waste, the municial corporation has installed ‘prayer boxes’ in various temples located in different areas.
    • The telephone numbers of the disposal service would be painted on the carrier vehicles so that people can even call them to their homes to collect the waste.