Kolkata – 12 feet tall mother Durga’s statue made, the pandal will see the pain of migrant laborers
National Desk: A famous Durga Puja committee of Kolkata has prepared its pandal by locking the suffering of migrant laborers returning to their homes in lockdown this year. This Durga Puja is organized courtesy of a senior minister of West Bengal. The Nakatla Udayan Union has built a grand pandal with 60 migrant laborers returning from other states. The theme of the Puja has been prepared by renowned artist Bhabotosh Sutar. Pooja committee official Anjan Das said on Sunday that the epidemic has affected everyone in different ways. Thousands of migrant laborers were forced to return as soon as the lockdown began.
Das said that we have invited 60 laborers from Murshidabad, Nadia and South 24 Parganas districts. They are helping us build pandals and create the desired impact. There will also be a replica of a truck next to the pandal on which migrant laborers will be shown riding. Das said that everyone knows how eager the migrant people were to return home after the lockdown started, and because there was no train service or passenger vehicles, they paid significantly more money to come by truck and other vehicles. This model will symbolically show their plight.
Education Minister Partha Chatterjee of West Bengal is the president of the Nakatla Udayan Sangh. This time a 12-foot statue has been made in the pandal, which can also be seen from the distant road. Along with this, four giant screens will be installed on the nearby SC Bose Marg, where the pandal and idol will be broadcast live. Workers will be given first preference during the distribution of ‘bhoga’. Chatterjee had already said that we will be away from pomp and overcrowding this year. The puja will be conducted for the purpose of serving humanity. Durga Puja will take place from 23 to 26 October.