Ajmer: Dargah Ajmer Sharif is amongst the most visited pilgrimage sites in India and the world. It was the abode of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti between 1192 and 1236 AD. Devotees from all over the country and from across the world travel almost throughout the year and offer prayers, flowers and ‘chadar’.
Going by visit of the devotees, hundreds of kilograms of flowers are offered almost on daily basis and this has brought the thought of recycling these flowers and use them as compost for the plants near ‘Vishram Sthal’ (Rest Rooms).
Taking this initiative forward the Dargah committee and Hindustan Zinc – Rajasthan biggest corporate and India’s only Zinc-Lead-Silver producing company, decided to install two such recycling machines that can convert these flowers into compost. With this gainful utilization of flowers, the ambience of the Dargah is also expected to improve multi-fold.
The two unit were inaugurated by the District Collector Ajmer, Mrs. Arti Dogra in the presence of and Mr. Ameen Pathan, President of the Dargah Committee on 26th July 2018. Each machine will churn out about 25 kilograms of compost from about 100 kilograms of flowers. During the rush days, the machines has the capacity to churn out more compost. The operations of the machines will be administered by the Dargah Committee.
Mrs. Arti Dogra said, “The recycling of flowers will help in many ways and certainly the beauty and cleanliness of Dargah that attracts lakhs of devotees will further improve.” She also commended Hindustan Zinc for coming forward for this contribution. Mr. Ameen Pathan was also appreciative of this support.
Speaking on the initiative Hindustan Zinc spokesperson Pavan Kaushik said, “Hindustan Zinc is proud to be associated with such initiative and as a company we have always been in fore-front for the greater good of the society.”
During the event, Mr. Balwant Singh Rathore – Unit Head Kayad Mine, spoke about the various CSR activities undertaken in Kayad area. Also present on the occasion were Secretary and Asst. Secretary of Anjuman Committee, and Dargah Nazeem, I.B. Parijada. The inauguration was also attended by villagers and officials of Hindustan Zinc.