This Durga Puja will be all about women from dhakis to entrepreneurs all is going to be handled by women
Ghaziabad may be the host to an all-women-led Durga Puja to be organized this year, with priestesses and drummers from Kolkata. The occasion, ‘Ananya Nari’, organized with the aid of using Shalimar Garden Mahila Sewa Samiti, on October 1 and 5, individuals of the Samiti said, maybe a complete ‘Nari shakti initiative’. The occasion will consist of numerous cultural activities, in addition to Bhandara and prasad distribution, by women executive individuals of the Samiti. There are extra than 40 women in the Samiti, and while the bulk is from Shalimar Garden, the others are citizens of Delhi and Noida. According to Papri Chakraborty, president of the Samiti, the executive committee includes 25 women. “From the beginning, we’ve got visible that men were on the helm of organizing Durga Puja activities. Whether it’s miles the organization of the puja or undertaking the puja itself, it’s miles the men who’re at the forefront with the women being relegated to taking care of factors like cooking. For the primary time, women may be helming the whole event with 4 priestesses and drummers who may be arriving from Kolkata,” Chakraborty said. An instructor of 30 years, Chakraborty has been the primary of Noida’s Fortune World School at Sector 105 seeing that 2014. She and 4-5 instructors have made it an assignment to boom the participation of women not only for this event but for future activities that they intend to organize.
Anybody can come and make bhog (prasad) for Ma Durga. Initially, it was tough to locate acceptance, however gradually a lot of women joined this samiti and are operating toward making this a success,” she said, including that maximum of the members are instructors or worried in the profession which includes the priestesses who might be participating. Their spouses, meanwhile, are making ready to lend a hand. According to D D Biswas, husband of Gargi Biswas, a member of the govt committee, supporting his wife to make sure the clean organization of ‘Ananya Nari’ is of extreme importance. The event might be organized at a banquet hall in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, with pujas between 7 am and 10 am each day followed through different functions. The samiti will distribute prasad/bhandara/langar, individuals said. Professional artists from Kolkata and additionally from adjoining areas will enthrall the audience in the course of the nighttime, they added.
In its 93rd yr has specific philanthropic initiatives. We may be hosting 113 college students and a group of workers who will constitute college branches of Agripada, Santa Cruz, and Antop Hill,” says member
Priyanka Basu. The corporation is also assisting the dhaaki community. “The pandemic has highly affected the dhaakis financially. We’ve taken the initiative to aid them financially and emotionally as they play a pivotal function in upholding the culture of Bengal. This yr, dhaakis from Bengal may be appearing in particular for BDBS on Navami and additionally each day of Durga puja during bhog.” Celebrating its centenary this yr, the puja is unique in each manner for the contributors and the community.
Spokesperson Prasoon Rakshit says, “This yr our pandal ornament and the puja degree decor is being accomplished by Bollywood art director Nitin Desai. Since that is the centesimal yr of our club we organized numerous cultural and social occasions all through the yr.” Known for its type of stalls, this yr they have got around 35 exhibition stalls. “Our Puja has been assisting inclusivity and this yr transwoman Navya Singh may be participating in our Sindoor Khela,” says Prasoon.