West Bengal : Durga Puja Immersion Carnival marks end of festivities in Kolkata
Durga Puja Immersion Carnival marks end of festivities in Kolkata
UNN/Bijan Banerjee (Kolkata): Kolkata Chief Minister, West Bengal MAMATA BANERJEE organization Durga Puja Carnival. It is internation recognition by UNESCO to the Durga Puja..
Kolkata: The West Bengal Government on Saturday organised a grand Durga Puja Immersion Carnival on the city’s Red Road in which about 100 big ticket community Puja committees participated. The carnival, which was held after a gap of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was conceived by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in 2018. The Chief Minister announced the onset of the festival almost five weeks ago by organising and leading a rally on September 1, to thank UNESCO for including Durga Puja in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO had included Durga Puja in Kolkata in the list in December 2021 which this year had given added enthusiasm to the organizers and also the West Bengal government that is promoting the festival before the international community.