Now, Jagadhatri Carnival in Chandannagar

Around 70 to 80 Puja committees will be parading their idols during the mega event

Now, Jagadhatri Carnival in Chandannagar

Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is going to organise Jagadhatri Puja Carnival at Chandannagar in Hooghly.

This is the second grand Carnival after that of Durga Puja on Red Road in

Kolkata and the initiative of organising the Jagadhatri Puja carnival will take Chandannagar to a new height in the global arena.

It may be mentioned that it was the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to organise Carnival when idols of most popular Durga Pujas were on their way for immersion.

This was the third year when the state government has organised the Red Road Carnival and this year it has been titled "Pujor Carnival" in which more than 70 Durga Puja Committees participated.

Now, the people of Chandannagar are waiting for the extravaganza of the Carnival that is going to be held on Grand Strand. Around 70 to 80 idols of Goddess Jagadhatri will be passing one after the other in the Carnival along with the beautiful artworks using miniature lights for which Chandannagar is famous all across the globe.

Indranil Sen, Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs department and Tourism department, said: "I thank our Chief Minister for taking the step of organising the Carnival as it will create a place for Chandannagar in the world arena. Around 70 to 80 Puja committees will be parading their idols in the Carnival and the procession will be taking place following all tradition. There will be the artworks of lights and other aspects in the procession like all the previous years."

He further said: "Earlier, people from Chandannagar and its surrounding areas used to witness the grand procession. But with the initiative taken by the Chief Minister to organise the Carnival, people from the entire world will be getting an opportunity to witness the extravaganza as they can watch it through television and social networking sites."

Sen maintained: "People of Chandannagar are extremely happy. But there are some who are causing distractions by saying that the idols will not pass through the Grand Strand." Stating that all these are nothing but rumours, Sen said: "Some are distracting people for their political benefits."

The Carnival is scheduled to be held on November 18. Every year, thousands of people gather at the Grand Strand to watch the procession in which idols of the goddess pass one after the other.

This year, the turnout is expected to increase manifold with the initiative of the state government to organise the Carnival.

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