Sunday, January 16, 2022

Arjun Munda plays host on Kali Puja, Raghubar Das participates

Jamshedpur: Maintaining more than the 18-year-old tradition former Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Saturday played a perfect host at the Maa Kali Puja celebration at his residence in Ghodabandha. The senior leader organised the puja and he distributed bhog to the devotees.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with other senior leaders State Food and Civil Supplies Minister Saryu Roy, BJP State President Laxman Gilua senior corporate officials Sunil Bhaskaran, vice president, corporate services, Tata Steel participated in the event.

On the occasion, Das extended his warm greetings to the people of Jharkhand on the occasion of Kali Puja and Chhath. Both Munda and Das attracted the attention of shutterbugs but both the leaders refrained to speak on any political matter.

Meanwhile since early morning, party leaders, corporate honchos and well wishers poured into the former Chief Minister’s residence where Kali Puja is celebrated in a big way traditionally.

Munda every year organises the puja at his paternal house in Jamshedpur to seek the blessing of the goddess. The Kali Puja is an annual affair organised by the Mundas for over 18 years now, with his brother Bhim Singh also taking active interest in the proceedings.

Wearing traditional off-white kurta and pyjama with blue bundy, Munda interacted with his guests, exchanging pleasantries with all, laughing over shared jokes. Then the former chief minister took upon the task of serving bhog, cajoling his guests into having generous helpings of puri, sabji, kheer, khichdi and begun bhaja. Other items on the menu were mixed vegetables and chutney.

The surprise on the faces of many was evident as they stood with folded hands to greet the former chief minister, only to have him come up and serve them food personally.

The Chief Minister who arrived in the city on Thursday morning celebrated Diwali with his family members at his residence.

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