BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Though COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the festive fervour but Khuti Puja has started in Kolkata on a low scale for the upcoming Durga Puja. Unlike every year, this year the excitement around Durga Puja is low key with the world battling the pandemic and the state COVID-19 cases steadily increasing.
However on Wednesday, Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park organised the Khuti Puja to mark the start of Durga Puja proceedings this year at Central Avenue Fire Station, near MG Metro station. Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park is one of the biggest pujas of the city for its innovative concept and celebration style.
Present at the event were Tapas Roy, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Smita Bakshi, MLA, Sanjay Bakshi, Ex MLA, Rehana Khatun, Councillor and others. The key committee members who were present at the khuti puja were Surendra Kumar Sharma (secretary), Ram Chandra Badopalia (chief patron) and Pramod Chandak, Ramesh Lakhotia (working president) and others.
Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park takes immense pride to celebrate the 52nd year with much opulence and creativity.
Surendra Kumar Sharma, general secretary of Md. Ali Park Durga Puja said, “After the huge success over the years, where we received multiple awards from different segments, the entire team of Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park is fully charged up for this year also. As maintaining physical distance is mandatory, we had to think of a concept that would avoid crowd near the pandals. We are confident that people would appreciate our effort this year too.”