Adi Babubagan - Interview with Prasanta Chatterjee | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online

By Subhomoy Mukherjee

Click on Play to listen to Prasanta Chatterjee of Adi Babubagan Durga Puja Committee

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Adi Babubagan has been started around 52 years ago at Dhakuria Babubagan  area of Kolkata.

Then people dared to go places like Babubagan because of less of population, houses and all. That time Adi Babubagan Sarbojanin has been started with Bangla Art Idol in a very small pandal. That time Adi Babubagan was the only Durga Puja of that area. Right now there are many pujas at that area but Adi Babubagan still maintains her tradition and unique features. The puja committee always obeys the rules and regulations imposed by Government to avoid any accident. Not only that, they always try to do something for economically backward classes. This year they are giving cloths to the poor people. At the same time they are arranging to provide lunch to every poor person who will come there at the time of lunch break during puja. They also arrange cultural programs with local talents to boost up Bengal’s cultural activities. People from all corners of Babubagan and also Dhakuria area come to enjoy this traditional old puja. This is favourite puja to old residents of the area. We wish Adi Babubagan should be flag bearer of traditional old sarbojanin pujas of Bengal.