Banchbo Steps into fourteenth year of Baanchbo Sahrad Samman

Kolkata, October, 11, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Baanchbo , the Kolkata based NGO which works towards the welfare of underprivileged children and elderly citizens is steeping into the 14th year of their unique Puja rating initiative titled ‘Baanchbo Sharad Samman’ .

This year the battalion of the children who will turn into Judges will comprise of kids from Sundarban area, Purulia, Street Children of Kolkata and suburbs, children from different Orphanage and children of Sex Workers.

Along with the children will accompany underprivileged elderly persons. Renowned ex-Olympian footballer Badru Banerjee will be joining them in the tour.

The Puja committees who have registered for the award will go through preliminary screening by the children and elderly persons on 17th October and 18th October, on the auspicious occasion of Maha Choturthi and Maha Panchami. The Pujas which will get shortlisted during the screening will be revisited on 19th of October, i.e. on Maha Sashti for the finals and the winners in different categories will be decided on that day.


                              Children judging the Puja in 2014

Baanchbo , headed by Dr Dhiresh Chowdhury will also be repeating another unique Puja  rating for the second time after previous year. This award titled ‘Probasir Choke Durga Puja’ will have representatives from London Sharad Utsav, Wales Pujo Committee and Bengali Association, Midlands.

Reporting by J.P. Mandal