Wednesday, June 23

Bengal governor overwhelmed by Kolkata’s spirit on puja days

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Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his overwhelming experience of the spirit of Kolkata during the puja days. Governor Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar along with their four-year-old grand son participated in pandal hopping and experienced how the spirit of puja transcended all human barriers.

Governor Dhankhar described his tryst with city’s puja “a heavenly experience.” “We saw spectacle that cannot be put in words and has to be seen to be believed,” he added.

“We have the good fortune to visit several puja pandals and were presently impressed by the contemporaneous themes and high sill craftsmanship. The ecstasy, joy, passion and involvement of the people were captivating and thrilled us. Our four years old grandson thoroughly relished and also participated in the festivities,” he said in a statement.

UNESCO has rightly elevated Durga Puja festivities to UNESCO’s 2020 Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As a matter of fact this recognition by the UNESCO has not come a day early, he added.

Participation of the people in an unqualified manner indicates their large heartedness and fully justifies that the state of West Bengal is at the pinnacle of cultural depth and wealth of the nation, I must add that Pooja festivities have uniqueness that transcends all human barriers, the governor said.

He congratulated all the Puja committees, organizers, artisans and others who created the pandals and generated their themes that remain unmatched anywhere else.


Source: Times of India

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