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Thank you for making this event a great success. Check out a news report by Sudeshna Banerjee on the WBRi global Kalipuja Webcast in the Telegraph daily newspaper published from Kolkata.




IIDR declares Sarad Samman 2011 Kolkata Best Durga Puja Awards - List of Winners

Honorable Minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya reciving award for Sera Sabeki Pujo.JPG
Honorable Minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya receiving award for Sera Sabeki Puja

Honorable Minister Firad Hakim recieving award for Chetla Agrani Club
Honorable Minister Firad Hakim recieving award for Chetla Agrani Club

Gabha Sammelani 350 years old Durga Puja
Gabha Sammelani 350 years old Durga Puja

Calcutta, October 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Like prior years, IIDR organized the 2011 “IIDR Sarad Samman” awards in association with South-Kolkata District Nehru Yuba Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs And Sports, and Government of India.

Washington Bangla Radio is the global radio partner for the IIDR Sarad Samman Awards.

The unique contest was held among several Pujo Committees (South Kolkata) during Durga Pujo. A group of eminent judges selected winning Puja Committees on several criteria like creativity, maintaining noise pollution norms, using traditional/folk art forms etc.

Over Sixty pujo committees participated in this competition, not just from Kolkata but also from Hooghly and South 24 Parganas.

Complete details of participation and a partial list of competing Durga Pujas for the awards were previously published here.

List of 2011 IIDR Sarad Samman Kolkata Durga Puja Award Winners




Kolkata Durga Puja 2011 Online: Chinese Lion Dance at Singhi Park Immersion (Bhasan) - Photo-Feature

Click on images to enlarge (the images are hosted by an external pictures hosting service due to the incredible number of pandals and idols images from Calcutta that WBRi brings you in 2011).


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Calcutta, Oct 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) Keeping in mind the festive spirit of love, unity and fraternity Singhi park Durgotsav Committee and the Chinese community of Kolkata came together to present the unique and very traditional "Lion Dance" for the first time here to mark the immersion ceremony of Durga Puja on Oct 7.



Durga Puja 2011- Bangladesh

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Dr. Loya Islam of Dhaka took time out of her busy schedule to capture the wonderful Pujo moments in the city.  Shared with WBRi by Ms.Asmita Mukherjee: take a trip down the streets of Opar Bangla's Dhaka and enjoy the spirit of Puja.



Kolkata Durga Puja 2011 Online | Bijaya Dasami marks End of Durga Puja - Sindoor Khela & Bhashan Immersion (Photo Feature)

Calcutta, Oct 6 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS): As the night of Mahanabami faded away, the morning  of Bijaya Dasami (Vijayadashmi) makes you feel that it is time for Durga to leave earth and go back to her home in Kailash.

A tinge of sadness is in the air, but it is also the time when a yearlong wait begins for the Mother Goddess to return next year around the same time.

The week long celebration and festivity is finally going to get over today as the idol will be taken to the river Ganges and other water bodies and then immersed.

Before immersing into the water the idol is worshipped by the Bengali women with sindur (vermilion powder) - this ritual is called 'baron'.

Sweets are distributed among each other to mark the mood of festivity and the occasion.

The men greet each other with warm embraces while the juniors of the family show respect to elders by bending down to touch their feet.

As the idols are immersed into the Ganges, it will once again be a patient wait for one year till goddess Durga arrives on Earth with her children to spend five days and allow people down here to celebrate the mood of festivity.

Click on images to enlarge (the images are hosted by an external pictures hosting service due to the incredible number of pandals and idols images from Calcutta that WBRi brings you in 2011).

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