With little greater than two months to go for Durga puja, pageant committees within the metropolis are brainstorming methods to make sure the protection of pandal-hoppers amid the Covid-19 disaster, whereas providing them a glimpse of the goddess.
Three Durga puja committees within the metropolis, all crowd- pullers and situated inside one-km stretch in south Kolkata, have joined palms to introduce a drive-in ‘darshan’ idea – an association which might enable individuals to decelerate their automotive to try the pandal and the Durga idol with out having to alight from their vehicles.
“As sustaining bodily distance is obligatory, we had to think about an idea that will keep away from crowding close to the pandals. Our patron, Texas-based Mridul Pathak, got here up with this drive-in idea throughout a video convention. Shortly after, we set the ball rolling,” Kapil Dev Pathak, an officer-bearer of Badamtala pujo committee, stated.
Sanitiser might be sprayed on the vehicles earlier than each puja pandal, he stated.
“The drive-in route has been mapped in a sure approach… Revellers will get to catch a glimpse of the Badamtala puja ornament, earlier than continuing westwards to 66 Pally, and at last the Nepal Bhattacharya Avenue Durga Puja on the finish of the path,” Pathak defined.
The organisers have determined to pay tribute to auteur Satyajit Ray this time, he stated.
“As this yr marks Ray’s start centenary, we selected Apu trilogy because the theme for the three marquees. Badamtala will painting scenes of ‘Pather Panchali’, 66 Pally of ‘Aparajito’ and Nepal Bhattachaya Avenue Pujo will depict ‘Apur Sansar’,” he added.