Kolkata: A garden with a musical fountain has come up on the boulevard situated opposite Lake Kalibari on Southern Avenue in South Kolkata.
The Kalibari authorities along with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have developed the boulevard, with financial assistance from Exide under their CSR project.
A beautiful garden has come up on the boulevard which serves as the lungs to the people living in the vicinity. A statue of Haripada Chakraborty, founder of Lake Kalibari, has also been installed. A musical fountain has also been installed, which is operated in the evening. KMC has made special arrangements so that there is constant supply of water, which makes the fountain operational throughout the year.
There is a pedestrian pathway and a butterfly garden. Huge pots filled with water are kept for birds to drink during the summer. Ornamental benches have been installed so that people can sit and enjoy the serene environment.
The garden was inaugurated by Gautam Chatterjee, managing director of Exide, in presence of dignitaries on April 10, 2019.
Lake Kalibari is a symbol of communal peace and harmony. Hundreds of people from different religions, cult and faith come to the temple everyday to offer puja and prayer.
The construction of a huge new temple is being carried out in full swing at the premises of Lake Kalibari. Murals depicting Bhakti movement and gods and goddesses have been put up on the walls. The Kalibari carries out various social services which include helping people coming from economically challenged backgrounds, irrespective of religion.