Go pandal-hopping only after weather clears up : Mamata
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked pandal-hoppers in the city to take up their venture only after there is improvement in the weather.
The Chief Minister assured she has got the information that the weather condition will improve from Saturday. She inaugurated the Durga Puja at Suruchi Sangha on Friday afternoon.
Banerjee said some pandals have been damaged in West Midnapore and the district administration will help the Puja organisers affected by the storm. "I feel for those whose pandals have been affected and I have instructed the administration to help the organisers," she said.
A video CD containing the theme songs of Suruchi Sangha, which Banerjee had composed between 2015–18, was released on Friday. Banerjee has also composed this year's song for the club-Joy Ma Joy Durga, a duet by Indranil Sen and Lopamudra Mitra.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the community puja at Shibpur Mandirtala. She then went to the pandals of Kolahal Gosthi and Alapi Sangha.
In South Kolkata, Banerjee inaugurated the Pujas at Nobo Durga 24 Pally at Chetla, Sabji Bagan, Chetla Hat Road Shanti Committee, Gopalnagar Kalyan Sangha and Sree Sangha.
It may be mentioned that she had received invitation to inaugurate Pujas from more than 1,000 organisers all over Bengal.
While leaving Nabanna she wished the people of Bengal a happy and peaceful Puja. In almost all the Puja pandals she urged people to maintain peace and harmony and assured that the administration is keeping a close watch to thwart any untoward incident.