Chinese Consulate To Sponsor China Visit Of Puja Winners

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Kolkata: The Chinese consulate is partnering with a NGO to send some of the winning organisers of the Durga puja pandals on a trip to China this year.

Chinese consul general Ma Zhanwu said that they are working with an NGO, which works to encourage safety, security, beautification, eco-friendliness of the pandals. The NGO will also promote the visit to China. The organisers of pandals which will emerge as winners will be sent to China for a trip. The organisation would sponsor a group of 10 people to visit China.

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According to Ma Zhanwu, the pandals will be judged by a large group of people including ministers and other eminent citizens.

Zhanwu also said the criteria will be painting, artistic elements, safety, security and environment friendly aspects that are used in Puja pandals.

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While noting that it is part of cultural exchanges between the two countries, Zhanwu said last year too such initiative was taken and 13 people from six pandals were taken to China.