Since the state government is putting its weight to make Durga Puja celebration a ‘big success’, the CM has reportedly asked puja organisers of the city to make all arrangements and to ensure no foreigner could face any type of difficulty during the celebration.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the state government will enhance grants for committees organising Durga Puja in the state from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60000. Additionally, the state government will also increase concession on electricity charges from 50 per cent to 60 percent.
Apart from this, the West Bengal CM also declared leave of 11 days for puja celebration. With the announcement, government offices in the state will be closed from September 30 to October 10. The announcement to these effects were made by the state chief minister during a meeting with Durga Puja organising committee members at the city’s Netaji Indoor Stadium.
Since the state government is putting its weight to make Durga Puja a ‘big success’, the CM has reportedly asked puja organisers of the city to make all arrangements and to ensure no foreigner could face any type of difficulty during the celebration.
Durga Puja of Kolkata has received recognition from UNESCO hence Banerjee also announced to organise a rally to thank the UN body for the inclusion. Notably, Kolkata’s Durga Puja has been included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
As per the report, the rally has been scheduled on September 1. It will reportedly start at around 2 pm from Jorasanko Thakurbari in North Kolkata and will reach Dharmatala in Central Kolkata. It will start from the north Kolkata area and will end in the central Kolkata area.
Since the state government is willing to make it a mega show, the CM has asked all organisers to take part in this. She has also urged students of class 11th and 12th to join it. It has also been said that office bearers from UNESCO will also attend the thanksgiving rally.