Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das who arrived in the city on Wednesday afternoon participated in rituals at several Durga puja pandals at Telco, Baridih, Sidhgora, Tinplate and Golmuri.
Das performed rituals and prayed for the progress and prosperity of the State. Senior BJP leader Kulwant Singh said that the Chief Minister performed rituals at the temple and also prayed for the wellbeing of the people.
Addressing devotees at Tinplate Kali Mandir, Das said that the devotees must pick waste and throw it into dustbin. He said that it is the duty of people to ensure cleanliness of temple and also their localities.
The CM said that Durga Puja and Dussehra celebrate the triumph of truth over evil and the festivals inspire all to walk on the path of righteousness and forbearance. He exuded hope that the festivities would usher in peace, happiness and prosperity for all.
“Our Government is committed towards development of the State. We want to ensure that the people reap the benefits of Government schemes. In these colourful festivals of Maa Durga and Lord Rama, let us pledge that the State reaches new height of progress,” noted Das.
Amid festive mood, dressed in their best, people of the city today thronged at puja pandals to make offering to the deities. People in large numbers visited the colourfully decorated pandals in the evening and were overjoyed as cultural programmes began at all prominent pandals.
The entire city is bubbling with joy and enthusiasm; be it a child or an adult everyone has zeroed on his/her plans to make celebrations all the more special.
“We are hosting cultural shows to add a tinge of entertainment for the visitors.
We are happy to note the response from the devotees,” said a functionary of Circuit House puja committee.
Meanwhile, a big fair is being organised at Sabuj Kalyan Sangh, Telco. The area has turned into playground for visitors. Meanwhile, artistically carved idols of Goddess Durga is also attracting the devotees a lot.
Another Puja is here – another reaffirmation of our essential religiousness, another chance at renewing our social ties, another opportunity for restoring our links with divinity.
People are seen standing in long queues in front of the pandals for their turn for darshan of the Goddess. Huge rush of devotees was seen at the pandals of Jay Ram Sporting Club in Adityapur and Thakur Pyara Singh and Dharundhar Singh in Kashidih.