Devotees carrying non-plastic bags to Tiruvannamalai temple can be lucky winner of gold silver coins


The initiative has been take up in association with the Tiruvannamlai district administration, it said.

"Through a computerised draw, the devotees will be selected. It has been planned to distribute two gram gold coins to 12 persons selected based on the draw and one gram of silver coin to 72 persons...", it said.

The move was to encourage use of environment friendly bags and do away with the plastic, the board said.

Free cloth bags would be distributed to those who carry environment-friendly bags, the release added.

Lakhs of devotees will throng the temple for the annual festival.

The AIADMK government in the state has announced a ban on single use plastic items, including non-biodegradable carry bags, from January 1 this year.

2019-12-07 initiative association tiruvannamlai administration computerised devotees selected distribute gram coins persons coin encourage distributed lakhs throng temple annual festival aiadmk announced ban items biodegradable january

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