24 Oct This Is How Durga Puja Will Look Like In A Pandemic Year
Durga Puja is only a week away and Navratri begins on Saturday. Photographs of Durga Puja and Navratri preparations from throughout the nation give an thought of how two of the most important festivals in India will appear like in a pandemic yr and what individuals are planning on doing. Yearly within the weeks between Navratri, Diwali and Bhai Dooj, Indians have fun nearly day-after-day. Individuals go to buddies and kinfolk, go for purchasing and naturally alternate presents. Amid the Covid pandemic, specialists are interesting to everybody to remain residence in order that the an infection doesn’t unfold quick. Navratri and Durga Puja gatherings are an intrinsic a part of the celebrations when sustaining social distance may be very troublesome.
With rising footfalls within the run-up to Durga Puja, in Kolkata and different components of the nation, the authorities of malls are attempting to take security measures, together with sanitizing elevators and handrails. “We’re cautious about security protocols for the reason that reopening of our mall and diligently following the rules. We’ll enable as much as 50 per cent of our customary capability of round 50,000 folks,” head of Acropolis mall in Kolkata, Ok Vijayan informed information company PTI.
Durga Puja in Kolkata and different components of West Bengal is known for the extravagant pandals. Organizers are in a race to out-do one another. From replicas of well-known architectural buildings to eco-friendly ones and offbeat designs, a few of the pandals are spectacular. Within the pandemic yr, right here is a ‘coronavirus’ pandal in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.
In Kolkata’s Kumartuli, the normal hub, the place idols of Goddess Durga are made, artists are busy giving the ultimate touches. The grandeur in decorations is lacking, idols are smaller and the demand is considerably much less however artists are nonetheless hopeful.
Historically throughout Durga Puja, new movies hit the theatres in West Bengal and particular puja songs are launched. This yr in a novel transfer, a set of stills of Satyajit Ray’s ”Sonar Kella’ will likely be printed within the autumn concern of ‘Sandesh’, a youngsters’s journal. Ray’s son, Sandip Ray informed information company PTI that the uncommon images had been taken in 1973 throughout the taking pictures of “Sonar Kella”, the place the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee immortalized Feluda.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday mentioned, cultural programmes within the state with a most of 150 folks will likely be allowed throughout Durga Puja. The occasions have to be held in open areas she mentioned.
In the meantime a plea has been filed within the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom searching for instructions to cease the Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal in view of the pandemic, reported information company ANI. In response to the plea, the COVID-19 state of affairs within the state is similar because it was in Kerala after Onam.