Intangible Heritage Culture: Khunti Pujo of NewTown Sarbojanin
13th July 2022, Kolkata: Newtown Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti has planned to organize the first Sarbojanin Puja of Newtown this year in City Square Newtown. New Town too will be benefited with the “NewTown Sarbojanin” as tourism, shopping and culture of the smart city will get a boost. NewTown Sarbojanin is organizing Khunti Pujo to mark the beginning of Durga Puja for all the residents of Eastern Corridor of India, with the collaboration with Slate Pencil, at City Square, Newtown. The event took place in the esteemed presence of Mr. Tapash Chatterjee, MLA Rajarhat Newtown Constituency, Mrs. Krishna Chakraborty, Mayor of Bidhannagar, Mr. Debashis Sen, Chief Advisor, NewTown Sarbojanin & MD Hidco and Chairman NKDA / NDITA, Mrs Urmila Sen, President of Newtown Sarbojanin, Mr. Harsh Vardhan Neotia, Chairman Ambuja Neotia Group, Mr. Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, Founder, MD & CEO of Bandhan Bank Advisor, Mr. Satyam Roychowdhury, Co Founder & MD of Techno India Group along with Other committee members.
The tradition of Khuti Puja or pole worship is ages old and marks the beginning of pandal making for Durga Puja festivities. As the hefty affair of pandal making starts months before the actual puja, here’s an insight into the framework of Bengal’s biggest festival’s first ritual. To begin the months-long process with all auspiciousness, the Khuti Puja has become a contemporary ritual.
For the Press Mrs. Urmila Sen, President NewTown Sarbojanin said, “We are hoping for the best, but preparing for a difficult time. Durga puja is an emotion for us and we cannot think of not celebrating a bit of it. The puja is held so we can pray for the well-being of people especially for Newtown area people. This puja will add extra value for all the residents of Newtown.”
While addressing the media Mr. Samaresh Das, Secretary, NewTown Sarbojanin said, “Our Puja will become the centerpiece of our cultural activities in Newtown. Through our faith and celebration we endeavor to create a caring, 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 grand success and we hope that by getting together we will not only strengthen our community and bring the families together but also allow society to maintain a positive attitude towards all and create a better future.