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#PandalCheck – Biodegradable themed Jhalukpara Durga Puja

The celebration of Durga Puja is in full swing. People are excited about the four days of extra fun that is happening after two years of Pandemic. With this, we are even more excited to bring you a sneak peak of what the Puja Committee is planning for you, so that it can be easy for you to choose the best.

When we talk about one of the most famous and biggest pujas in town, Shri Shri Sarvajanik Jhalukpara Puja Samity is one of those pujas that clicks in our minds. This year marks the sixty-fifth year of glorious celebrations.This year,like during COVID times, it won’t be celebrated in the big field.The theme they chose this year for the designing of the pandal is biodegradable. Biodegradable refers to the ability of things to get disintegrated (decomposed) by the action of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi (with or without oxygen) while getting assimilated into the natural environment.

Along with the government’s #Swachbharatabhiyan! campaign is also part of it. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the ambitious “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ” (Clean India Mission) on October 2nd, 2014. The ‘Abhiyan’ was launched on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary.The special attraction of this Puja Pandal is that the Devi Murti is completely made of one and a half lakh glass pieces. With it, the other attractions are like the celebration of the 2nd of October (Gandhi Jayanti) and Dibrugarh District Day, which is saptami, followed by some interesting programmes till immersion.

While talking to us, a member of the committee quoted, “The government keeps on requesting us to use biodegradable pandals and murti for the puja, and moreover, the puja and Gandhi Jayanti are on the same page. Furthermore, on this day our PM started the Swach Bharat Abhiyan,so we thought we take advantage of this and give a message to society and do our part.”

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