Kolkata Durga Puja Awards - Banchbo Sharad Samman and Prabaser Chokhe Desher Sera Winners

Sharad Samman 2015 Kolkata Durga Puja Awards - Banchbo - Best Pujo in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 23 (Washington Bangla Radio): Results of Banchbo Sharad Samman and Prabaser Chokhe Desher Sera Kolkata Durga Puja awards have been announced. WBRi is the proud international radio partner of the event.

The Event Ambassador of this great philanthropic effort are Kolkata Bengali movie personalities Rahul and Priyanka Banerjee.

From 2002, this is a unique Sharad Samman award selected by marginalized children and senior citizens, and NRIs in the UK in association with London Sharad Utsav since 2014.


Slideshow: Banchbo Kolkata Durga Puja Awards - Sharad Samman

Kolkata's Durga Pujas - Sharadotsav - are often described as "Sarbojanin", meaning they are for everyone. But is it really so? Is the form of celebration same among marginalized people? The answer is obviously NO.

For a large section of people, days of the puja just mark the passage of another year of day-to-day survival. But from 2002, a change has been brought in with the initiative taken by the organization "BANCHBO", by beginning a Puja Parikrama and rating by street and underpriviledged children who remain neglected not only by their parents but also by society. Through this initiative, BANCHBO are just trying to connect them with the mainstream by giving them a feel of the Pujas.

Celebrities judging puja pandals is nothing new, but the judgment by these vulnerable children was really a new conception and it added a new dimension to Sharadotsav in the City of Joy. These children, who otherwise lead a hand to mouth existence, are treated as VIP Guests by the pujo committees. The children comprise of different categories like Street Children of Kolkata, Underprivileged children from the project area Patharpratima, Sundarban, from Jangalmahal, from Malda and also from different orphanages.

In the year Banchbo also included Senior Citizens as well. For those elderly people the pujas didn't reflect anything special. But after getting this sort of opportunity, the meaning of pujo became changed for them. Banchbo's initiative is a small endeavor to recognize the dignity of these sectors, who otherwise remain neglected in several ways.

Banchbo would like to spread their efforts in much bigger way so that they can accommodate more number of people, with the support from all. They are happy that now several organizations also take similar types of initiative. They think it is an achievement to incorporate this sort of conception and feeling in society.

From 2014 another new category of award was introduced in association with London's most popular and eminent pujo organizer London Sharad Utsav - the "Prabaser Chokhe Desher Sera"  best pujo adjudicated by NRI's of UK.

This year's awards

Banchbo Sharad Samman - 2015 CHILDREN:

Adjudged by:
Children of Sundarban
Children of Purulia
Children of Kolkata

SERAR SERA (1ST):
NALIN SARKAR STREET SARBOJANIN

DITIIYA SERA (2ND):
ALIPORE SARBOJANIN

JUGMO TRITIYA SERA (JOINT 3RD):
KENDUA SHANTI SANGHA
DUMDUM TARUN DAL

Banchbo Sharad Samman - 2015 SENIORS:

Adjudged by:
Shri.Badru Banerjee - Ex.Olympian Footballer
Eminent Seniors
Marginalized Seniors from Sundarban & Purulia

SERAR SERA (1ST):
ROY BAHADUR ROAD NETAJI SPORTING

DITIYA SERA(2ND):
41 PALLY

TRITIYA SERA(3RD):
KANKURGACHI YUBAK BRINDA

Prabaser Chokhe Desher Sera - 2015:

Joint Organizer:
London Sharad Utsav

Prabasi Partner:
Wales Pujo Committee
Bengali Association Midland

Adjudged by:
NRI's of UK

SERAR SERA (1ST):
NAKTALA UDAYAN SANGHA

DITIYA SERA (2ND):
CHETLA AGRANI

TRITIYA SERA (3RD):
KASBA SHAKTI SANGHA

SPECIAL ATTRACTION:
Certificate signed by PELE

Banchbo Sharad Samman - 2015 SERA PUJO SANGHATAK:

Adjudged by Eminent Professionals from different fields

BHAWANIPUR 75 PALLY

Banchbo Sharad Samman - 2015 SERA BARTA:

Adjudged by Eminent Personalities & Officials of Banchbo

BEHALA BURO SHIBTALA JANAKALYAN SANGHA

Banchbo Sharad Samman - 2015 SERAR SERA & SERA SAMAJSEBI PUJO :

Adjudged by Eminent Social Activists

SERAR SERA:
KENDUA SHANTI SANGHA

SERA:
HALSI BAGAN SARBOJANIN
NAKTALA ARABINDA SANGHA
DAKSHIN FALGUNI

Previous Award Winners 2002-2012

DUMDUM PARK TARUN SANGHA
DUMDUM PARK BHARAT CHAKRA
DUMDUMPARK 4 NO TANK YUBAK BRINDA
20 PALLY SARBOJANIN
HARIGHOSH STREET SARBOJANIN
BELGACHIA OLICHANDI SARBOJANIN
MITALI-KANKURGACHI
SWAPNAR BAGAN-PURBA MANIKTALA
BARISHA CLUB
BEHALA CLUB
BARISHA UDAYAN PALLY
VIVEKANANDA ATHLETICS
VIVEKANANDA SPORTING
41 PALLY-HARIDEBPUR
PUTIARY CLUB
AJEYO SANGHATI(HARIDEBPUR)
PALLY UNNAYAN SAMITY (PASCHIM PUTIATY)
JATRA SURU SANGHA-GARIA
AIKATAN
SAHID NAGAR SARBOJANIN
DAKSHINPURBA DHAKURIA SARBOJANIN
NATALA SAMMILANI
ACHARYA PRAFULLA SANGHA
NETAJI JATIYA SEBADAL
CHETLA AGRANI
NALIN SARKAR STREET SARBOJANIN
HINDUSTHAN PARK SARBOJANIN
KENDUA SANTI SANGHA
NAKTALA UDAYAN SANGHA
NABAPALLI SARBOJANIN(CHARU MARKET)
BHAWANIPUR SWADHIN SANGHA
PURBACHAL SHAKTI SANGHA
SHIBMANDIR MUDIALI
BABUBAGAN SARBOJANIN
ALIPORE SARBOJANIN
NABADIGANTA PUJO COMMITTEE
BELGACHIA SADHARAN DURGOTSAV
BEHALA BUROSHIBTALA JANAKALYAN SAMITY
MAHATIRTHAM PUJO COMMITTEE
MOORE AVENUE BENREK

Inaguration Of Puja By Banchbo Supported Children In previous Years :

DUMDUM PARK TARUN SANGHA
MITALI - KANKURGACHI
PRANAB NAGAR SAKTI SANGHA -GARIA
SATA PALLY SARBOJANIN - RAMGARH
BEHALA MUKUL SANGHA
77 PALLI SARBOJANIN