IIDR Announces Sarood Samman 2011 Kolkata Durga Puja Awards Competition

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar

The author is Chairman, IIDR Sarood Samman 2011.

Kolkata Durga Puja 2011 Sharad Samman Awards Team
The IIDR Sharad Samman 2011 Kolkata Durga Puja Organizing Team

Calcutta, September 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Maa Aschen ! I am glad to inform you that on behalf of our organization, like previous years this year too, we are organizing “IIDR Sarood Samman -2011”, in association with South-Kolkata District Nehru Yuba Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs And Sports, and Government of India.

Golden Arrow Club, winners of 2010 IIDR Sharad Samman Awards
Golden Arrow Club, winners of 2010 IIDR Sharad Samman Awards

Bhawanipore Swadhin Shangha Durga Puja - winners of 2010 IIDR Sharad Samman Award
Bhawanipore Swadhin Sangha, Kolkta Durga Puja - winners of 2010 IIDR Sharad Samman Awards

The project is supported by District Grand Lodge (MMM of Bengal), Tiljala Vasundhara, www.banglarpujo.com. We are extremely happy to declare that our valued Radio partner of Sarood Samman-2011 is Washington Bangla Radio (www.washingtonbanglaradio.com).

All students and parents of IIDR Free Computer Training Center at KMC Ward No.105 are providing voluntary service for IIDR Sarood Samman -2011.

This event is purely a non-commercial Social Service venture. Patrons of IIDR Sarood Samman-2011 are veteran Film Artist Bharati Debi, Janab M. Nuruzamman, Honorable Member Legislative Assembly, Government of West Bengal & Janab Firad Hakim, Honorable Minister, Government of West Bengal.

The event is financially supported by GOPINATH-BIBHUTHIBHUSAN CONSULTANCY LIMITED.

IIDR Sarood Samman-2011 Organizing Committee

Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar , Hony. Chairman & Spokesperson

Advocate Subabrata Bardhan: In Charge of Media Relation & Legal Affairs

Sayak Sarkar: In Charge of POP material distribution , communication with participants & Over all Co-ordination

Indrajit Chatterjee : In Charge of Office Administration & Judges Visit

Ms. Rituparna Kundu: In Charge of Guest Relation

Sayan Chowdhury: In Charge of Documentation 

Prasanta Chatterjee: In Charge of Finance & Accounts

Susmita Sorkhel: In Charge of Guest Relation 

Mausumi Roy : In Charge of Guest Relation

Sanjib Singh: In Charge of Finance & Accounts 

Souvik Kundu: In Charge of Documentation

Subhadeep Mitra : In Charge Volunteers

The sole objective for organizing the event is to Encourage and Recognize Creative Efforts of Artisans and Durga Pujo Committee’s.

This year we are trying to promote awareness about women cricketers and their achievements and BCCI along with  CAB ‘s notable activities regarding promotion of Women cricket, through Sarood Samman -2011.

The event format is described below:

A unique contest will be held among several Pujo Committees (South Kolkata), during Durga Pujo 2011 and finally awards would be given to best 4/5 winners. There is no Entry Fees or any other charges for participation. A group of eminent judges select wining Pujo committees, on the basis of creativity, maintaining noise pollution norms, using traditional/folk art forms etc.

Till date about 60(Sixty) pujo committees participated in this competition and still selection is going on. Few Pujo Committees from Hooghly and 24 Parganas(S) are participating this year. 

Few well Known Pujo Committees participated at Sarood Samman 2011, till date:

Name Pujo Committee

Theme for 2011 or Pujo Type

Chetla Agrani Club

Communal Harmony

Maha Pujo

Tridharar Okal Bhodhan


Gabha Sammelani


Bhawanipur Swadhin Sangha

Great Mother

Golden Arrow Club

Environment Protection

Netaji Jatiya Seba Dal

41 Pally

Hindustahn Park

Bhattacharya Barir Pujo – “ Singur”

Traditional , headed by Agriculture Minister , Government of West Bengal Honorable Rabindranath Bhattacharya

Suruchi Sangha


Eminent Judges of IIDR Sarood Samman 2011 & Their Profiles

Name Of Judges


Prof.Tapas Pal

Chairman Cum Managing Director , GB Group

Prof. Bhaskar Gupta

Chairman, Joint Entrance Examination Board, Government of West Bengal

Dr. Keya Gupta Bhowmik

Notable Activist and Medical Professional

Bhaskar Ghosh Dastidar

Founder Chairman, IIDR

Anima Das

Secretary , Tiljala Vasundhara

Subroto (Suby) Chaterji

Heading District Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mansons of Bengal

Santana Chowdhury

Ex. Anchor , BBC

Silpi Chatterjee

Notable Educationist & Teacher

Prasanta Chaterjee

Social Worker

The Final prize distribution ceremony will be held as on 3rd October 2011 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.

The author can be reached at IIDR by e-mail: iidr_2004 [at] yahoo.co.in.

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