Cultural programmes, traditional food and handicraft stalls added attractions
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 16: Banga Utsav Samiti President Achintam Gupta informed during a media meet at The Bengal Club in Sakchi on Thursday that a one day ‘Sreeleathers Banga Utsav Kolhan’ would be organized at the Gopal Maidan in Bistupur on Sunday, March 19 which, will be attended by the Bengali community from across all Jharkhand districts including the Kolhan Region. Achintam said that one lakh people were expected to participate in the one day event. “Discussions will be held on several issues pertaining to Bangla language, preservation and propagation of its tradition and culture. The problems being faced in the realms of education will be discussed threadbare and proper action to resolve such persisting issues will be planned,” said the Banga Utsav Samiti President, Achintam Gupta while interacting with the media.
He informed that apart from the Jharkhand Governor, Union Minister Arjun Munda, State Health Minister Banna Gupta, many MPs and MLAs had been invited as guests in the Utsav. “After the inaugural session, cultural teams from different districts of the state will perform their traditional songs and dances. Folk artistes hailing from the Bengali community who will include Badal Pal of Manbhum Purulia, Paushala Banerjee and Sudipto and Troupe and Chhau dance of Purulia will give their performances from 6 pm onwards on the occasion,” Gupta averred.
Those present at the press meeting included Tapas Chatterjee, Sanjeev Acharya, Samanto Kumar, Purobi Ghosh, Vishwanath Ghosh, Sadhucharan Paul, Samudra Kallal Karan, Rajesh Roy, Ashok Dutta, Pallav Dalal and others.
Food and handicraft stall as added attractions
Aparna Guha stated that apart from discussions on the state of Bengali language and culture and traditional song and dance performances, the other avenue of attraction will include stalls set up by 20 social organizations at the Utsav Ground at Gopal Maidan dealing in traditional Bengali food items, handicraft and live painting.
Security monitoring through CCTV network Arijit Sarkar of the organizing committee assured that special emphasis will be paid to beef up security during the Sreeleathers Banga Utsav Kolhan programme at the Gopal Maidan. He said, “The entire Gopal Maidan will be monitored by a wide CCTV network and hundreds of volunteers would be deployed to help out wherever and whenever required. They will be at hand to help out in vehicle parking areas, making arrangements for drinking water and be at hand in first aid kiosks. Ambulance and fire fighting services will be on hand for contingencies.”