60-feet-tall Ravana effigy burnt on Dussehra by Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad & Sanmarg in Central Park at Salt LAKE, Kolkata
Kolkata, 30th September, 2017: Keeping up with its tradition of burning the tallest effigy in the tricity during Dussehra, the Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad Committee & Sanmarg burnt a 60-feet tall Ravana effigy burnt at the Central Park(Salt Lake), Kolkata.
Kolkata is gearing up to make it with the National standard even in some aspect soon will compete with Delhi Ramlila or Lal Quilla Maidan Dushera. A added tourist attraction for the people of Kolkata.
The event organizers had invited Guest of honors: Sri. Firhad Bobby Hakim, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs; Smt. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar Member of Parliament; Sri. Sabyasachi Dutta, Mayor of Bidhannagar; Sri. Sujit Bose, Member of Legislative Assembly;Ms.Vaishali Dalmia , Member of Legislative Assembly; Sri. Lalit Beriwala, President of Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad & many others.
Last year, an 50-feet tall effigy of Ravana was burnt by the committee; this year however even the effigies of Meghnad and Kumbhakaran are about 60 feet tall. The main objective of this event was to provide a vibrant interface between the citizens and the rich culture & tradition of West Bengal The event witnessed thousands of devotees, who throng the annual ritual – the burning of an effigy of demon king Ravana.
Many people of the Hindu faith observed Dussehra through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the God at home or in temples throughout India. They also hold outdoor fairs and large parades with effigies of the demon king Ravana, which are burnt on bonfires in the evening. Idols of the goddess Durga are immersed in bodies of water.
Speaking about the event, Lalit Beriwala, President of Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad said, “We had made special arrangements at Central Park ground to celebrate the victory of good over evil, Besides burning of the 60-feet-tall effigy of a strongly built Ravana, we have also organized a separate fire show during the event.
We had hired artistes from various states to perform during the function. The fireworks continued for about 45 minutes. Apart from this, a series of rituals were performed before the burning of the effigy where over 25,000 people were present.”
About Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad:
Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad is an organisation dedicated to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged section of the society. We are taking facilities like education, health and associated services to them through different activities like school, charitable dispensary, blood donation camp, book bution program, marriage hall etc.
Events was Scheduled as:
29th & 30th September 2017 –
Inauguration program . Disco Dandia with Apurv Shahh and band fromMumbai Toshi Kaur Ravi Sharma . DJ Programme of Dance+3 Adrika Dance Troupe DJ P Kumbhakarn and Meghnad Dahan Niketan from Hydrabad, the most popular contestant Programme Pyro Musical Firing with Ravan
Reported by Rajib Mukherjee
Photo By Rajib Mukherjee & Suman Munshi