Press Release/ Kolkata: Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojanin Durgotsav 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: Sri Firhad Bobby Hakim, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs; Sri Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Hon’ble Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports; Sri Kartik Banerjee, Social Activist; Sri Malay Mukherjee, Everest Climber 2016; Sri Sourashish Lahiri, Cricketer; Smt. Suchandra Vaaniya, Tollywood Actress & many others.
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 Sarbojanin Durgostav takes immense pride to celebrate the 52nd 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. After the success of “Neel Sadae Ek Tukro Bhawanipur” followed by “Maa-Er Anchol Sharod Shure, Dekhte Ashun Bhawanipur-E”, “O amar Desher Maati (Oh, the land of my country) with Ponchasey Pochattor” and last year we celebrated ‘Juta Abishkar by Rabindranath Tagore’ and other unconventional out of the box themes every year Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojonin Durgotsav is now celebrating its 52nd year and hoping for immense appreciation too as always. 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, “After the huge success over the years, where we received multiple awards from different segments, the entire team of 75 Palli is fully charged up for this year also. We will be promoting unexposed talent with a perfect theme which blends this 52nd year and make it a success story once again. In the last few years our puja has drawn many thousands of visitors every day. In the midst of theme pujas all over, just wait and watch for our part of glitters. We are confident that people would appreciate our effort this year too”, he added inviting everyone to come to the puja with family and friends.
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.