Staff Reporter –
The Khunti Puja of the second edition of New Town Sorbojonin Durgotsav samiti has been held on 15 th July with the presence of the Chairman, HIDCO and Mayor of Kolkata, Janab Firhad Hakim, Chairman of Bandhan Bank Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, eminent industrialist Harsh Neotia, Mayor of Bidhannagar Krishna Chakrabarty, Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University, Satyam Roy Choudhury, artist Shubhaprasanna,
Chairman NKDA Debashis Sen, Police Commissioner of Bidhannagar Gaurav Sharma and others. The venue is City Square New Town.The Artist of the Puja Anirban Das has named the theme ‘Komal Gandhar’. According to Das, the idol and the theme will be based on Kangra Valley paintings of Himachal Pradesh. Like last year, the Khunti Puja is being performed by women priests. This legacy will be followed in the main Puja also. Women Dhaki, women Dhunuchi dancers have also
performed in the Khunti Puja. This time, the Samiti will select the women start -ups across the country through a separate event called Durga-preneur.The Samiti is pleased to have GLS,Keo Karpin, Team Taurus, Jain Futuristic, IBIS as their sponsors. Samiti is getting responses from other corporates also to be their sponsors.The gala event of Khunti Puja has created immense response among the people of New Town. It is expected that the Samiti will break its own record of last year about the popularity and footfall in the Puja.