Durga Puja & Lakshmi Puja under Dispur Barowari Puja Samiti and Jyoti Kala Kendra
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 19: The total eco-friendly Durga Puja with a local touch concept is the glaring essence in Durga Puja preparations in the city, including puja pandals, making idols and illumition. The Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja under the aegis of Dispur Barowari Puja Samiti and Jyoti Kala Kendra is one among them.
Making its platinum jubilee Durga Puja remarkable, the Dispur Durga Puja has adopted a total eco-friendly approach. The eco-friendly puja pandal is the concept of Mril Das. The plan was made in April and the work got started from August. Three used bamboo species – Taroir from Goalpara, Bijuli baah from Kamrup (M) and Buluka baah from Guwahati – have been given a new look with burnishing. Electrical appliances like bulbs and tubes will also be designed with ropes of coconut fibre. Eighty per cent work of the decoration is over, and they are set to complete it by September 22 and open the idol for public view on September 25 on the day of rayan Puja.
The area in Hengrabari and Ganeshguri will be illumited and the entire area will be under CCTV surveillance. There is an extra room for fire and security personnel. The entry gate with separate entrances for male and female devotees has also been erected with a new concept. The exits are in the other side so as to minimize crowd. The arrangement for food is for around 4,000 people for the three-day puja. All the workers engaged in the work are from Guwahati with the concept that the traditiol work should be done by indigenous people of the State, and importing such workers and artisans from Kolkata or elsewhere should be viewed as a matter of shame.