Jamshedpur, Oct. 5 : Surya Mandir Committee under its patron and Chief Minister Raghubar Das will be decked for Chhath celebrations. Officials of the committee informed that during his visit to the city Das has given instructions to make proper arrangements for the event.
Jusco and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee will carry cleanliness of the pond with bleaching powder and chemicals and water. Arrangements for fire extinguishers by temple committee, over 40 CCTVs and two drones will be deployed by the organising committee for security reasons.
Popular playback singer Monali Thakur will make the evening of Chhath on October 26 more colourful for the devotees with her ensemble of religious songs to rev up the Chhat spirit at the Surya Mandir in Sidhgora.
Monali Thakur is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award. Thakur won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song ‘Sawaar Loon’ from the film Lootera (2013).
Other performers who will share the stage with her include Mallar Karmakar of Bengal, the winner of talent hunt Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2006, and Bhojpuri bhajan singer from Patna Soni Srivastava.
Officials of Surya Mandir committee said that this evening is being organised from several years to mark Chhath celebrations. According to them, the purpose of the programme was to promote peace and harmony. “People of all faiths have been invited for the grand show,” they said, adding that preparations are in full swing. Sadhna Sinha, Devi, Anuradha Pondwal, Malini Awasthi and Tripti Sakya the great artists have performed at art Chhath puja.
The officials informed the no charge is taken from visiting devotees by the temple committee for staying at the rooms. From remote village devotees can come and stay. In view of rising inflation, he said, Chhath rituals would be made available by the temple committee for worship at very cheap rates.
According to them almost five thousand devotees will worship the sun god and 20 thousand people will visit the mandir the occasion. The temple committee will ensure free milk and twigs.