BHOWANIPUR 75 PALLI Theme of 2018: Ulte Paata Sonai Katha
Located at 1/1C, Debendra Ghosh Road, Bhowanipur (Near Netaji Bhavan Metro station), Bhowanipur 75 Palli is one of the eye catcher puja of the city for its innovative concept and celebration style. This Puja is particularly famous for its unique style of pandals and also for the social work which the committee carries out throughout the year. Over the years senior politicians, celebrities from Tollywood, Theatre personalities, eminent litterateurs, industrialists etc. have regularly visited this Puja to make it a grand success.
Theme of 2018:- Ulte Paata Sonai Katha
The name ‘Bhowanipur 75 Palli‘ is at present regarded as an emerging star amongst the leading theme pujas of south Kolkata. Incessantly for the past few years our puja presents new themes which has created a firm place in millions of heart across the globe, likewise keeping the continuation going in this year 2018 our puja came up with a new line of thought “Khuje Paoa Smritir Khata, Ulte Paata Sonai Katha, (finding out from deep memory, will depict some untold story)”, which is to be showcased through the means of our puja theme. The source behind the thought is the childhood days which we all left behind. A frequent question when asked in our childhood days was “What is your aim in life?” and mostly the answer was ” I want to become an Engineer, Doctor, Pilot or Scientist.” Now imagine the same question being asked to the grown-ups / adults??.
Somewhere from deep inside our answer will be “We want to go back to our childhood days”!!. Our artist Biman Saha in our 54th year has symbolized this exact nostalgic memory of those childhood days through our puja work. Throughout the Puja premises you will find glimpses of your memories which will take you back to your childhood days and make you feel delighted down the memory lane.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Subir Das, Club Secretary said, “After the huge success of 53rd year, the entire team ofBhowanipur 75 Palli is fully charged up for this year. We will be promoting young talent Sri Biman Saha as an artist for the third consecutive year with a perfect theme which blends this 54th year and make it a success story once again by showcasing this Years theme ‘Ulte Paata Sonai Katha‘. Unlike every year our Hon’ble Chief Minister will inaugurate our puja on 11th Oct’18. To take our puja on a global platform we have tied up with LSU (London Sharod Utsav).”
KHUTI PUJA: Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojonin Durgotsav heralded the autumnal ritual with the Khuti Puja on 29th July, 2018 to mark the start of Durga puja proceedings. The occasion was also graced by the presence of various eminent personalities like Janab Firhad Hakim, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs; Sri. Debasish Kumar, Mayor-In-Council; Sri. Manoj Tiwary, Cricketer & many others. During this auspicious occassion, an Eye & Health check up camp was also being organised by the committee.
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Bhowanipur 75 Palli will have a special counter with wheelchair and stretchers. They will also have Medical camp with Ambulance facilities. There is a VIP entrance too but senior citizens; disabled and differently-abled visitors and pregnant women will not require cards to take the route. The volunteers of the Puja Committee would assist them.
PREVIOUS THEMES: Bhowanipur 75 Palli is now celebrating its 54th year with theme “Ulte Paata Sonai Katha“ and hoping for immense appreciation too as always. The Committee has always tried to create a niche amongst all contemporary pujas by bringing about uniqueness through the concept and in the thought process that goes into the festivity like pandal creation, idol, ambience, safety and communal harmony. After the success of “Neel Sada-e Ek Tukro Bhowanipur” followed by “Maa-Er Anchol Sharod Shure, Dekhte Ashun Bhowanipur-E” and “O amar Desher Maati (post inauguration it was renamed as “Matir Bangla” by the Hon’ble CM of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee), Juta Abishkar, “AARSHINAGAR”, “Aamar Swapno Bhowanipur-e…London” and unconventional out of the box themes every year Bhowanipur 75 Palli is now celebrating its 54th year and hoping for immense appreciation too as always.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS: Bhowanipur 75 Palli have received many Awards in past years, few of which included: Serar Sera: Biswa Bangla Sharod Samman (Govt. of West Bengal), Mayor’s Choice Award: Kolkata Sree (KMC), 3rdPrize: Exide Ami-E-Srestha Sharod Samman, 3rd Prize: Forum For Human Right Protection, Dakkhiner Sera Poribesh: Serum Sharod Baron, Special Judge’s Award: Sharod Sree, Special Judge’s Award: Bhorer Alo Sharod Samman, Sera Pujo For Samaj Seva Kaaj: Banchbo Sharod Samman, Green Puja Award: Jodhpur Park Vision Makers, Golden Heritage: Debjit Sir Sharod Samman, Discovery Award: Indian Festival Sharod Samman, Srestho Poribesh Bandhu Pujo: Parampara Sharod Samman, Mega Sharod Samman: Mahasweta Sharod Samman, Vivek Sharod Samman: Vivek Pothey, Vivek Sharod Samman: Calcutta Vivek,Sera Mandap: Kolkata Festivel Sharod Samman, Sera Uposthapona: Dakkhin Kolkata Krira O Sanskritik Parisad, Winner: Indian Medical Association, Best Volunteer: Kolkata Police, Serader Sera Dwitiyo: Nirmal Puja From Kpt, KMC And Govt. of W.B. and many others.
SOCIAL & CULTURAL SIDE: A part of the donation and subscription that they collect in the Durga Puja is utilized in social works round the year. Some of these include – Complimentary health checkups & assistance for the local habitats round the year; Awareness programme run all through the year regarding socio economic hazards; Organizing Blood, Body and Eye Donation camps.; Distribution of new sarees and clothes during the Durga Puja to the under-privileged ones; Giving educational kits and books to the children below poverty line; Giving blankets to needy during the winter season and many such CSR activities for welfare of the society.
Year of Initiation: 1965
Artist & Idol Maker: : Conceptualization and Thematic design by Biman Kr. Saha
Height of Mandap: 40 Feet
Location: South Kolkata (Bhowanipur – Netaji Bhavan) – 1/1C, Debendra Ghosh Road, Kolkata – 700 025
Nearest Metro Station: Netaji Bhavan Metro Station
Key Persons: Subir Das (Club Secretary), Moloy Dey (Mentor), Asish Das (Publicity-in- charge)
Deity: A Durga idol of Rajbari in which there is a touch of modernity.