Kolkata: The internationally acclaimed Kanyashree Prakalpa of Mamata Banerjee government has also left a mark in the Red Road carnival on Tuesday with Durga Puja organisers congratulating the Chief Minister through different art forms for her effort in making the project successful.
The project earned worldwide recognition when UNO handed over the award to the Chief Minister at the function of Public Day celebration at The Hague recently.
The project that was launched on October 1 in 2013 has so far provided financial assistance to 52.09 lakh girl students up to Class XII and the state government has decided to extend the project for girl students in universities.
Leaving no stone unturned, the Durga Puja organisers have given their best in highlighting different projects of the state government mainly
Kanyashree and Sabuj Sathi under which project, bicycles are being distributed among students to help them reach schools easily.
Besides tableaus being decorated with cut outs of the logo of the Kanyashree
project, many have depicted
the scheme through small
dance performances on the tableaux showcasing how the project was beneficial to girl students.
Many Durga Puja organisers like Bosepukur Sitala Mandir have even prepared tableaus based on the theme of Sabuj Sathi and girl students in
their school uniforms and with bicycles that they got from the government under the project were found standing on the tableaux.
Members of Barisha Club had a small performance based on the song penned by the Chief Minister on Kanyashree Prakalpa.
Besides Kanyashree Prakalpa and Sabujsathi, other projects of the state government like Jal Dharo Jal Bharo and Sishu Sathi were also highlighted during the carnival.
Both sides of the Red Road were also decorated with special lighting arrangement depicting different projects of the state government.
Interestingly, Puja organisers have not let the opportunity go to create awareness on road safety among people watching the idols passing one
after the other on decorated tableaux.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched the state wide "Safe Drive Save Life" campaign and the Puja organisers created awareness among people using the same slogan.
Interestingly, a member of a Puja committee was found riding a two-wheeler ahead of a tableau with placards all over the motorbike to create awareness on road safety.
Some members were also found marching in the procession wearing helmets to make people aware about the necessity of using head gears while riding two-wheelers.