Golden Arrow Club - Exclusive Pictures & Rajesh Mukhopadhyay Interview | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online


Click on Play to listen to Mr Mukherjee, Golden Arrow Puja Committee, on WBRi on-demand radio service

By Subhomoy Mukherjee

CALCUTTA, Oct 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Golden Arrow may not be high on the list among pandal hoppers, they are not known as big budget puja but they have reputation as a truly cultured puja of South Kolkata.

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Subhomoy Mukherjee, Kolkata reporter for WBRi, talks exclusively to Mr Mukhopadhyay of the Golden Arrow Puja Commitee in an audio interview above.

This year they have conceptualized their pandal with a use and throw material i.e. cones of cotton yearn. The entire pandal has been made with aluminum sheets and cones of yarns.

The theme is different dance forms of India as on the pandal and on the entire road, decorations are nothing but different Indian dancing forms. The idol is in truly Bengali traditional form.

Golden Arrow has taken excellent steps to protect against fire and to use water and power properly. They use lead-free colors to protect water from pollution from colours of the deity.

They are arranging cultural programs through out the year. They always work for the good self of the society. This year the puja has been inaugurated by children from Srabon, a NGO working for spastic children. Not only that, those children has performed different cultural activities at opening ceremony. The Golden Arrow decides to control sound limit very much as there are some bed ridden old patient in the locality. Not only that, they usually donates for poor people. Golden arrow is awarded with many prizes this year including IIDR Sarood Samman 2010 TOP 20 award.