GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - Guwahati Scooter Motorcycle Garage Owners� Association and Topcem Cement organised an idol immersion drive titled �Puroni Sri Sri Biswakarma Idol Bisarjan Abhijan� in the city today.
�The drive was undertaken to pick up and collect the idols of Lord Biswakarma disposed at various places and self-deposit by different puja pandals who have come forward to support the campaign. The collected idols will be immersed at locations allotted by Guwahati Municipal Corporation,� the organisers said.
The drive was inaugurated by Siddhartha Bhattacharya, MLA, in the presence of Ajoy Dutta, chief adviser of the Association; Dr Anil Kapur, president, sales and marketing, Meghalaya Cements; and Gautam Pathak and Shyam Banik, president and general secretary respectively of the Association.
Last year�s drive saw participation and collection of more than 5,000 idols from different localities of Guwahati. The Association has been conducting the drive for the last 19 years.