Uncollected Ashes Of Covid Victims To Be Transformed Into Beautiful Park In Bhopal

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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Bhopal is all set to develop a serene park using the uncollected ashes of Covid victims who passed away during the second wave of the pandemic this year. This park nestled at Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat will be a lovely memorial for all those who lost their lives. The ashes if immersed in the Narmada river could have polluted the river. Instead, by transforming it into a beautiful park, it’s somewhere immortalizing those who are no longer with us. Here’s everything to know about this noble initiative.

Bhopal To Build Japanese Style Park Using Ashes Of Covid Victims

Spread across 12,000 square feet of land at Bhopal’s Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat, this park will be built using 21 truckloads of ashes of Covid victims who passed away during the second wave. The ashes were kept in the facility as the families failed to collect them due to the Covid induced restrictions. As a result, the disposal of the ashes posed a challenge to the management.  That’s when they decided to build a unique garden using Japan’s “Miyawaki technique”. Ashes of the dead, sand, soil, wood sawdust and cow dung will be utilised to grow 3000 to 4000 plants.

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This Park Will Be A Lovely Tribute To Those Who Passed Away

Mamtesh Sharma, the crematorium’s management committee secretary spoke to the news agency PTI. He revealed that around 6000 bodies were cremated at Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat following strict Covid protocols from March 15 to June 15. Most family members collected the bones but left the ashes due to the restrictions. So, the committee decided to build a park using these ashes in memory of those who died due to the coronavirus pandemic. Family members of those who passed away due to Covid can participate in the plantation. With this lovely story in mind, watch this video to know the story of a Mumbai boy’s story Covid recovery. 


  • Content, Coffee and Cats these are a few of Sanjana's favourite things. Born in Baroda, brought up in Kuwait, settled in Bangalore, travel and food is her blood, bread and butter. When she isn't brewing delicious, wanderlust content, she's busy planning the smatter of restaurants she'd visit over the weekend.