Elgin Road set to dazzle with special lights on Christmas
Kolkata: The Elgin Road in south Kolkata will be dazzling with lights during Christmas this year. The lighting that is being done by light artists from Chandannagore will not only highlight the development projects by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but will also catch the Christmas spirit with Santa Claus, Mowgli welcoming all children across the city.
"Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Didi) has instructed me that if Park Street could have special lighting arrangements during Christmas then why not Elgin Road in Bhowanipore which is a name in itself with the house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose located on it. It is under her guidance that I worked and I sincerely hope that the lighting on Elgin Road will pose a challenge to that of Park Street and I will welcome all those who throng Park Street during Christmas to come to Elgin Road," said local
councillor Ashim Basu.
Elgin Road falls under the jurisdiction of ward 70 in which Bose is the councillor. It may be mentioned that Bhowanipore is the constituency of Banerjee herself and funds from her MP lad is being used for the lighting arrangements.
"We are giving the finishing touches and will unveil the arrangements as soon as the Christmas carnival kicks off in Park Street which is scheduled on December 22," Basu said adding that the lighting arrangements will remain so till January 2. The test run for the lights are now being done on a regular basis.
It is learnt that Mamata Banerjee's pet projects like Sabuj Sathi, Yuvasree, Khadya Sathi and her award winning event at Hague in Netherlands for Kanyasree project will come alive in the lighting.
Santa Claus, Mowgli and other famous children characters will also be an integral part of the lighting arrangement that will stretch from the Elgin-Ashutosh Mukherjee Road crossing till the Elgin- Sarat Bose road crossing.
A number of programmes will also be organised keeping up with the festive spirit. There will be a free cake distribution programme for children on December 24.