The Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji does not condone irresponsibly immersing of idols or other festive peripherals near shorelines.
Acting President Sabha, Dhirendra Nand says it is sad that despite several reminders to all Fijians, this issue surfaces time and again.
Nand also says they will meet the relevant authorities and discuss the penalties for such irresponsible acts.
In the meantime, there is a scheduled national delegates meeting this weekend and they will table this issue for awareness of all branches of the Sabha.
Nand says when idols are damaged, the practice is to immerse them in water but one has to go deep and then immerse it so it does not wash back to the shoreline.
The Sabha is committed to protecting the environment and has always advised its followers to celebrate environmentally friendly festivals.
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