Durga Puja committees of Kolkata, London to conduct webinar on Covid-19 impact

“The discussion will be on how to help people like priests, ‘dhakis’, idol-makers and pandal designers who are economically dependent on Durga Puja,” member of one of the committees said.
A glimpse of how the Durga Puja was celebrated in Delhi in 2017.(Raj K Raj /HT Photo)
A glimpse of how the Durga Puja was celebrated in Delhi in 2017.(Raj K Raj /HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Representatives of some Durga Puja Committees from Kolkata and London Sharad Utsav will take part in a webinar in mid-July to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the five-day festival.

Subir Das of Bengal Heritage Foundation said, “The webinar will be conducted in mid-July.”

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“The discussion will be on how to help people like priests, ‘dhakis’, idol-makers and pandal designers who are economically dependent on Durga Puja,” he added.

Durga Puja is a major festival celebrated in West Bengal and other parts of the country and is held in the last five days of Navaratri.

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This year, Durga Puja will be held between October 22-26.

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