Intangible Heritage Culture: Khunti Pujo of Sarbojanin New Town
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Culture of Intangible Heritage: Khunti Pujo of NewTown Sarbojanin
July 13, 2022, Kolkata: Newtown Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti has planned to hold Newtown’s first Sarbojanin Puja at City Square Newtown this year. The new town will also benefit from the “NewTown Sarbojanin”, as tourism, shopping and smart city culture will be boosted. NewTown Sarbojanin organizes Khunti Pujo to mark the beginning of Durga Puja for all residents of the Eastern Corridor of India, with the collaboration of Slate Pencil, at City Square, Newtown. The event was held in the esteemed presence of Mr. Tapash Chatterjee, MP for Rajarhat Newtown Constituency, Mrs. Krishna Chakraborty, Mayor of Bidhannagar, Mr. Debashis Sen, Chief Councillor, NewTown Sarbojanin & MD Hidco and Chairman NKDA/ NDITA, Mrs. Urmila Sen, Chairman of Newtown Sarbojanin, Mr. Harsh Vardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, Mr. Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, Founder, Managing Director and CEO of Bandhan Bank Advisor, Mr. Satyam Roychowdhury, Co-founder and Managing Director of Techno India Group with another committee members.
The tradition of Khuti Puja or pole worship is centuries old and marks the beginning of pandal making for Durga Puja festivities. As the heavy business of pandal-making begins months before the actual puja, here’s a look at the setting for the first ritual of Bengal’s biggest festival. To begin the month-long auspicious process, the Khuti Puja has become a contemporary ritual.
For the press Ms Urmila Sen, NewTown President Sarbojanin said: “We hope for the best, but we are preparing for a difficult period. Durga puja is an emotion for us and we can’t think of not celebrating a bit of it. The puja is held so that we can pray for the welfare of people, especially the people of the Newtown area. This puja will bring added value to all the people of Newtown. »
Speaking to the media, Mr. Samaresh Das, Secretary of NewTown Sarbojanin said, “Our Puja will become the centerpiece of our cultural activities in Newtown. Through our faith and celebration, we strive to create a caring and 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 great success and we hope that by coming together we will not only strengthen our community and bring families together, but we will also enable society to maintain a positive attitude towards all and to create a better future.