MAATIR DURGA: TAADER CHOKHE MAAYER DEKHA.
Rotaract Club of Calcutta Universe and Rotaract Club of Laketown Conquerors are extremely delighted
to have initiated the biggest and most widely and anticipated and awaited Sharod Shamman, MAATIR DURGA: TAADER CHOKHE MAAYER DEKHA encompassing the marginalized communities namely that of the Sex Workers and the Transgender communities from two organisations namely DURBAAR and SAMABHABONA respectively, the former located in the Northern region of the city while the latter in the Southern part. This is our 2nd year with the initiative and every year we pledge to make this more exuberant.
It is a community service project whereby members of both the marginalized communities were made to visit various Puja pandals all across the city accompanied by the members of the Club.
The Club is also doubly proud to have conceived of the idea for the project as long as near about a month prior to the Project’s fruition as it is truly impossible to have something of this stature possible without working for it in advance.
The Project takes place in two parts: The First part is held on on the auspicious day of Choturthi which is the day of the Judgement wherein representatives from Durbaar and Samabhabona accompanied by few members of the 2 Rotaract clubs visit several Puja Pandals for the guest judges to have a look at them each in order to discern their most favourite.
The Second part is held on the ceremonious day of Panchami which is the day of the Parikrama wherein invited members from Samabhabona and Durbaar along with some members of the 2 Rotaract clubs visit all the winning pandals to distribute the awards after the Judgement Day.
The starting time for the parikrama has been 9 AM last year and this year too it will begin early in the
Last year, there had been an endless supply of masks and sanitizers that the Club had arranged for its members along with the guests of the day thereby abiding by the Covid protocols of the State.
This year, Maatir Durga by Rotaract club of Calcutta Universe and Laketown Conquerers are grateful to have procured support from Inkzoid Foundation as our powered by associate and promotional partner. The famous vegetarian restaurant Urban Masala has offered to be our food partner for Panchami. 91.9 Friends FM and Bengal Scoop have lent their partnership as radio and coverage partners respectively. Our gift partner is Twirl with its pack of goodies for the guests and Promoz is our award partner.
The Club had also been extremely lucky to have this project powered by Chai Thek and to be supported by Shivayan Boutique along with Today’s Bangla as Media Partner, Chai se Fry Tak as Food Partner,Amika’s Creation as Gift Partner,Click on Blink as Promotional Partner.
The Awards for the Parikrama Day of MAATIR DURGA: TAADER
CHOKHE MAAYER DEKHA were as follows:
•COVID SAFE PUJO: Chetla Agrani.
•GREEN PUJO & BEST LIGHTING: Dumdum Park Tarun Dol.
•BEST THEME: Dumdum Park Bharat Chakra.
•BEST IDOL & OVERALL BEST PUJO: Tala Park Pratyay.
•BEST TRADITIONAL PUJO: Deshapriya Park.
•SPIRITED PUJO: Nalin Sarkar Street.
•NIYOM MENE SHOBAR SHATHE: Hatibagan Nabin Pally.
•CLUB’S FAVOURITE PUJO: Dumdum Park Bharat Chakra.
•HONORARY AWARD: 66 Pally
It had been an immensely fulfilling day for the Club to see the efforts of its members painting the project with flying colours. The taste of the joy in dancing to the dhaak, sharing food, along with the spirit of Durga Pujo with the marginalized communities had been unforgettable and irreplaceable and that the Club would want to keep tasting every single year. The Club cannot wait to get back to them, hold their hands and bring them back into sharing the joy of looking at the divinity’s eyes together next year.
Ashchhe bochor abar hobe!