Puja for Street Children: Mission Taken by Would be Journos


Kolkata: “Hey, are you coming? I am all set for the pujas” well this may sound a common conversation between two friends to chalk out plans to celebrate the biggest festival of Bengalis—Durga Puja. However, the conversation has a far more deeper and humanitarian meaning underlying the simple verse.

The above conversation between two students of Journalism department of Maharaja Manindra Chandra College under Calcutta University is the mere preparatory talks of taking out hundreds of deprived street childrens for a tour of different puja pandals in the ‘city of joy’ where beneath the shine of puja festivity lies the unheard cries and agony of a vast deprived class.

In a heartwarming gesture the college students from the last five years have taken an initiative to add a small glitter to the lives of the street kids. They also distribute new cloths and sweat meats to the poor kids enabling them to smile although for a few days.

The programme has been taken under the guidance of the journalism department head of Manindra Chandra College, Biswait Das. His call for a hand has received immense support from the college alumni and other faction of the society.

On Maha Panchami the organizers took the street childs for a city tour, The programme. DC North Shuvankar Sinha and former principal of the college Ashik Chowdhury flagged off the programme.

An overwhelmed Das said, “We are indebted to the people for their overwhelming support, we don’t have any sponsor and don’t’t even need one. This is not a commercial bid, it is just an small efeort to bring smile to the face of deprived childs.”

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