A unique invention combining technology and culture was exhibited on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, where a unique ATM – Any Time Modak Machine was installed in Pune’s Sahakar Nagar in Maharashtra.
As the idol of Lord Ganesha is brought home, there is a special preparation of food items to mark the festivities. Modaks, a sweet known to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite. Not just the God but even his believers love these sweet dumplings with jaggery fillings.
While everyone is trying to come up with a creative idea on the occasion, a Pune-based man named Sanjiv Kulkarni invented the Any Time Modak machine which dispenses a properly packed modak when a special card is inserted inside the machine. There are also buttons on this ATM, but instead of numbers, things like forgiveness, devotion, affection, peace, knowledge and charity are written on it.
Sanjiv installed elephant-headed Lord Ganesha idol inside an ATM Machine. “It is ATM- Any Time Modak. You will get a ‘modak’ through this ATM by inserting a special card. It was an attempt to move forward with technology and culture together,” said inventor Sanjiv.
Here’s how this ATM works
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2018