FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Sept 25: Durga Puja and its pre–celebration time holds a very special place in the life of Bengali people as they bid adieu to the old month and embraces a new month and season of festivity in the form of Sharadiya Utsav. A cultural programme, organized by Saraswat welcoming Sharadiya Utsav, was held at Banga Bhawan of this town last night. The occasion was organized commemorating Late Gauranga Saha, the legendary homeopathic practitioner. With only three weeks on hand, Sharadiya festivities have started with full swing. The programme began with lighting of the auspicious lamp by educationist Dipankar Chanda.
In his iugural speech, Dipankar Chanda shared anecdotes from his life said, “I remember how Gauranga Saha used to visit our place and meet people and greet them on all occasions. His meetings are golden days for us. He was an amiable and amicable person.” He also said that Late Gauranga Saha was a doctor who used to remain calm and composed even in the most adverse situations and circumstances.
Nilotpaul Choudhury, president, Saraswat and executive director, Jugansankha Group of Publications, said, “Now–a–days, it is difficult to find a handful of culture loving people. People, it seems, have lost interest in cultural programmes. Still, there is hope, as there are functions and programmes being held.”
A number of child artistes presented before the audience the story of Mohisasur Mordini. The enthralling performance captivated audience and filled the ambience with a pious and pure sensation, which one feels during the days of Durga Puja.
A number of child artistes presented a dance drama ‘Hingshute Doitto’, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’. The main attraction of the programme was a satirical drama ‘Bharakranto’ directed by Rash Ranjan Dey.