West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced This is for her government Grant should be increased for Durga Puja Organizing Committees in State from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. franchise on Electricity charges shall be incurred by Jan Pooja also It is raised to 60 percent of current 50 percent.
Bengal Chief Minister also He said there would be a huge rally in Kolkata on September 1 to thank UNESCO for embed of Durga Puja in Kolkata on the list of Intangible cultural heritage of humane. Durga Puja in Kolkata is first festival in Asia received this recognition from UNESCO.
Mrs. Banerjee also I declare that every country government offices will remain Closed from September 30 to October 10 to celebrate the annual Autumn Festival.
she made these announcements during the meeting with Organizing Committee members Durga Puja at the city’s Netaji Indoor Stadium today. the state government He wants to promote Durga Puja as a international The festival and Mrs. Banerjee asked all the pooja organizers ensure That foreign tourists do not do that face Which problem during their visit to city.
According to Ms Banerjee, the mega rally will do start at 02:00 on September 1, from Jorasanko Thakurbari (hometown of of Rabindranath Tagore) in North Kolkata and will pass down Rani Rasmani Street and access to Dharmatala in Central Kolkata.
The Chief Minister I asked all pooja organizers to participate in The huge procession. she also I asked the students of Grades 11 and 12 should She is allowed to participate in He. She. The procession will cover nearly five kilometers. Ms. Banerjee said that UNESCO representatives will attend the march as guests.
“This year’s puja will be special. We have to plan well this time. Many of people “From abroad they will visit,” Ms Banerjee said.
While Durga Puja begins on September 30 this year, Bengal Chief Minister He said will celebrations begin early, on September 1, with The huge procession. “We will have a march – not a political march, but a march to welcome the gods. It will be like festival. We will thank UNESCO with the gathering on September 1, in Presence of Consul General, Prominent Industrialists and Other Notable Persons “Mrs. Banerjee added.
Celebrations will not take place just in state capital of Kolkata, but also in interrupts at about the same time as the massive procession.
Taking a dig at the government center Ms Banerjee said: “The center has held the money until for The 100 Day Program. Our coffers are empty, but we’re still growing financial help [to puja committees] From INR 50,000 to INR 60,000. I pray, Maa Durga will fill our coffers. we also franchise increase on Electricity Bills for Pooja to 60 per cent of current 50 percent.”
The BJP target said: “People say, they don’t allow Durga Puja in Kolkata. They don’t see it anywhere in The world It is the celebration of Durga Puja like The way he is in Kolkata”.
There are about 43,000 committees registered in Durga Puja in West Bengal, apart from smaller pujas and those conducted in homes. There are 2,141 Durga Pujas organized by women in Bengal.