“We are all working together to make this year’s puja a grand success,” said Samaresh Das, Secretary, Newtown Sarbojanin.
Kolkata: The Newtown Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti has decided to organise the first-ever sarbojanin puja of New Town this year at City Square, New Town. The organisers say that the puja will benefit New Town too in terms of tourism, shopping and culture.
Newtown Sarbojanin organised a ‘Khunti Pujo’, foundation laying ceremony of Durga Puja pandals, to mark the beginning of the puja in the Eastern Corridor of India in collaboration with Slate Pencil at City Square, New Town. The event was attended by Tapash Chatterjee, MLA, Rajarhat New Town Constituency, Krishna Chakraborty, Mayor of Bidhannagar, Debashis Sen, Chief Advisor, New Town Sarbojanin and MD Hidco and Chairman NKDA/NDITA, Urmila Sen, President of New Town Sarbojanin, Harsh Vardhan Neotia, Chairman Ambuja Neotia Group, Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, Founder, MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank Advisor, Satyam Roychowdhury, Co-Founder & MD of Techno India Group and other committee members.
The tradition of Khuti Puja dates back years and marks the beginning of a pandal-making for Durga Puja festivities. As the hefty affair of pandal making starts months before the actual puja, here’s an insight into the framework of Bengal’s biggest festival’s first ritual. To begin the months-long process with all auspiciousness, the Khuti Puja has become a contemporary ritual.
Urmila Sen said, “We are hoping for the best, but preparing for a difficult time. Durga puja is an emotion for us and we cannot think of not celebrating a bit of it. The puja is being held so that we can pray for the well-being of the people, especially for those living in New Town. This puja will add extra value for all the residents of New Town.”
While addressing the media, Samaresh Das, Secretary, Newtown Sarbojanin said, “Our Puja will become the centerpiece of our cultural activities in New Town. Through our faith and celebration, we endeavour to create a caring, compassionate community that engages and embraces people of all cultural, ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. We are all working together to make this year’s puja a grand success and we hope that by getting together, we will not only strengthen our community and bring the families together but also allow society to maintain a positive attitude towards all and create a better future.”