Lucknow: Local artist Pankaj Gupta is a known face in the art scene in the city. He is not only well respected for his artistic acumen, he is also training youngsters in the intricacies of art.
For a little over five years Pankaj has been making eco friendly Ganesha idols to send out a green message on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi each year. His claim to fame is that these Ganesha idols are 100 per cent eco friendly.
These neither have chemicals or colours. This year Pankaj has tried doing something even more useful from the environment point of view. The eco friendly Ganesha idols will have a seed inside which once buried in soil will take the form of a tree and add to green cover.
The clay that is used in these Green Ganeshas are specially arranged from Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai. With his unique art catching eyeballs, people have been flooding him with requests for one idol to display this year.
With this one act, Pankaj has also become a darling of the masses with his unique effort to realize the dream of cleaner and greener Lucknow.