Kangra’s temples will be plastic free – real flowers will replace plastic flowers in temples
Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma)June 3
The Kangra district administration is set to launch the ‘Plastic Free Temple’ project, aimed at making the temples in the area free from plastic waste. District Magistrate Dr. Nipun Jindal will inaugurate the project on June 5, which is World Environment Day, starting from Shri Chamunda Mata Mandir.
The project focuses on replacing plastic flowers used for decoration in temples with real flowers. This initiative aims to address the issue of plastic waste and promote sustainable practices within the temple premises. By using natural alternatives, the administration seeks to create an eco-friendly and clean environment inside the temples.
Dr. Nipun Jindal emphasized the need to reduce plastic usage and highlighted the global concern over plastic pollution and its detrimental effects on the environment. With the presence of renowned temples such as Brijeshwari Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Masroor Temple, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Bagalamukhi Temple, Ashapuri Temple, Hanuman Temple Dharamsala and Bathu Temple in the district, the initiative aims to encourage lakhs of devotees who visit these temples each month to contribute to environmental protection by avoiding plastic waste.
By eliminating plastic materials within the temple premises and promoting natural alternatives, the initiative aims to create a cleaner and greener environment in the temples of Kangra district.