Kolkata: Music has become a new trend among community pujas in the metropolis. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed a theme song for a popular city puja.
The song – “Boichitrer muktoy gantha ekotar monihar” (the jewel of unity is stitched with a string of pearls of diversity) – is being played at the ‘Suruchi Sangha’ puja, winner of multiple awards.
Singer Shreya Ghosal lends her voice for the theme song that has been composed by Jeet Gannguly. The CM has posted the video of the theme song on her official Facebook page and shared the links on her Twitter handle.
The CM had also composed lyrics for ‘Suruchi Sangha’ in the past. Music composer and singer Jeet Gannguly had been composing music for the ‘Suruchi Sangha’s puja theme song for the past couple of years.
As theme music becomes popular with Durga Puja committees, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee has recited a few lines – ‘Ami Sei Diganto Periye Asa Uttaradhikar’ (I have walked through the past, I am the torch-bearer) being played at the ‘Kumartuli Sarbojonin’.