Kolkata: On the occasion of Durga Puja, the Government of West Bengal has come up with a unique initiative – Biswa Bangla Sharod Samman. This is the second year. This initiative aims to nominate and reward the best Pujas.
Biswa Bangla Sharod Samman will hold in its purview not only the pujas of Kolkata and Bengal but also of other Indian cities and foreign countries where Bengalis celebrate the autumn fest with equal mirth and enthusiasm.
Last year, the foreign entries included those from New York, London, Chicago, Toronto, Singapore, Sydney and Bahrain. Four entries from London, three from Singapore and two from Dhaka were added the competition n the foreign section.
Last year, the pan-India entries included those from Nabi Mumbai Bengali Association, Srinibaspuri Puja Committee from New Delhi, Maruti Vihar Puja Committee from Kalapakkam, Rabindra Palli Puja Committee from Faizabad in Lucknow, Chhatrabondhu Club from Agartala and from other states.
The awards for pujas in Kolkata and the districts will be declared on Saptami.