Bhowanipur 75 Palli heralded the autumnal ritual with the Khuti Puja today on Sunday to mark the start of Durga puja proceedings this year at 1/1C, Debendra Ghosh Road located at Bhowanipur, near Netaji Bhavan Metro station. Bhowanipur 75 Palli is one of the eye catcher puja of the city for its innovative concept and celebration style. This Puja is particularly famous for its unique style of pandals and also for the social work which the committee carries out throughout the year. Over the years senior politicians, celebrities from Tollywood, Theatre personalities, eminent litterateurs, industrialists etc. have regularly visited this Puja to make it a grand success.
The occasion was glittered by the presence of various eminent personalities like: Janab Firhad Bobby Hakim, Hon’ble Mayor of Kolkata, Minister in Charge – Transport, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs and Housing, Govt. of WB; Sri. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister of Agriculture, Govt of WB; Sri. Debasish Kumar, MLA; Sri. Kartik Banerjee, Social Activist; Smt. Papiya Singh, Councillor; Sri. Sandip Ranjan Bakshi, Councillor; Sri. Ashim Basu, Councillor; Sri. Sayan Deb Chatterjee, State Secretary of West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress; Sri. Babun Banerjee, President Bengal Olympic Association & many other eminent personalities.
With Khuti Puja happening all over the city and Dhaks playing alongside, Bhowanipur 75 Palli marked the heralding of the Durga Puja with the presence of these renowned personalities. Bhowanipur 75 Palli takes immense pride to celebrate the 58th year with much opulence and creativity. The Committee has always tried to create a niche amongst all contemporary pujas by bringing about uniqueness through the concept and in the thought process that goes into the festivity like pandal creation, idol, ambience, safety and communal harmony. Bhowanipur 75 Palli has been known for its state of the art presentation over the years and hopefully this year will be even grander.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Subir Das, Club Secretary said, “The huge success and multiple awards which we have
received over the years always charge us for doing better in present year. This time the main focus will be celebration of UNESCO’s recognition of Kolkata’s Durga Puja. We are expecting a lot of visitors from foreign countries due to this recognition. We are awaiting instructions from the State Government about how to celebrate this recognition conferred by UNESCO and will schedule our programs accordingly. However, with Covid threat still looming large, we will be responsible enough to not allow huge gatherings and follow all protocols recommended by the administration. We are confident enough that people will not only appreciate our Puja but also the discipline we will be adhering to for keeping Corona virus at bay”, he added inviting everyone to come to the puja with family and friends.
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In the eagerness to have a grand Durga Puja, Bhowanipur 75 Palli has not forgotten their Social Responsibilities; they have always been in the fore front of social events and also to eradicate social-evils. A part of the donation and subscription that they collect in the Durga Puja is utilized in social works round the year. They have been associated with the local bodies in all forms and shapes for any mass oriented awareness activity. Some of these include – Complimentary health checkups & assistance for the local habitats round the year; Awareness programme run all through the year regarding socio economic hazards; Organizing Blood, Body and Eye Donation camps; Distribution of new sarees and clothes during the Durga Puja to the under-privileged ones; Giving educational kits and books to the children below poverty line; Giving blankets to needy during the winter season and many such CSR activities for welfare of the society.