Kolkata: The state government has given half holiday on June 19 on the occasion of Jamai Sasthi.
However, offices of the Registrar of Assurance, Collector of Stamp Revenue and West Bengal State Beverage Corporation Limited will function normally. The other state government offices will function till 2pm.
There is good news for the son-in-laws (jamai) and those who will treat them. Café Ekante will prepare a typical Bengali menu to welcome the guests. Café Ekante are going to serve special dishes of different countries taking part in the World Cup football every day. But keeping in mind Jamai Sasthi, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) decided to prepare some Bengali dishes as well.
People can celebrate Jamai Sasthi while watching World Cup matches on June 19.
There will be buffet lunch and dinner for Rs 600 plus GST. The welcome drink includes ghol mixed with mango and curd. In starters, there will be mochar chop, hing diye Topser fry and Chingrir pokora. There will be mutton and fish items like Borishali Marchi Mangsho, Parshe macher jhol and Katla macher kaliya. There will be plain rice and pullao along with Radhaballavi, papad, rajbhog, fresh mango
and ice cream.
The popularity of Café Ekante has reached beyond New Town because of quality food and foodies from Kolkata as well as north and southern suburbs visit the restaurant on weekends.
HIDCO officials feel that as the World Cup football matches coincide with Jamai Sasthi, the restaurant will be full as in addition to enjoy the food there will be an arrangement to watch the football match.
The well known sweet shops will have special sweets for Jamai Sasthi. There will be traditional sweets along different variety of sandesh.