Aram Bagh tops Durga Puja celebrations

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THE winner: The idol of Goddess Durga that won the first prize.
THE winner: The idol of Goddess Durga that won the first prize.

The month of October holds special significance for Bengalis because of Durga Puja. This year the festival was celebrated across the Capital with a happy blend of tradition and modernity.

The Aram Bagh Puja Samiti bagged the first prize for its idol of Goddess Durga at Puja Park on Punchkuian Road. According to Samiti president Abhijit Bose, the Aram Bagh Puja Samiti emerged as the winner from among 550 pujas in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

“Our Goddess Duga idol was 18-feet-tall and we received the prize from the Bengal Club Sarbajani Puja Parishad on Mata Sundari Marg. The sounds of ten drummers arranged from Birbhum in West Bengal heralded the arrival of Maa Durga. Union Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal inaugurated our puja. We had made a replica of the Gateway of India at our main gate on Punchkuian Road,” he said.

The Aram Bagh Puja Samiti has won the first prize twice and stood second four times since 1989, the year of its formation.

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