Organizers of Kolkata’s major Kali pujas are gearing up for safe idol immersion. All the organisers will keep their immersion a low-key affair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kolkata: Organizers of the city’s major Kali pujas are gearing up for safe idol immersion. After compliance with the puja norms laid down by Calcutta High Court, the most challenging task would be maintaining social distance during the rally.
For organizers of Naba Yubak Brinda Kali puja on Sitaram Ghosh Street, it will be an acid test to keep the crowd at bay during the immersion rally as it is one of the major attractions for people in north-central Kolkata.
Prabandha Roy, president of the Naba Yubak Brinda Kali puja said, “Every year we make our immersion process a special event. This year, managing the crowd will be difficult. We need help from police to discourage people from gathering on the route.”
Similarly, Sandipan Saha, working president of Janbazar Sanmilito Kali Puja committee, said they will keep their immersion procession as simple as possible.
For organizers of Purba Putiary Yubakbrinda — popularly known as Bomer Puja — there is no alternative but to cut short the immersion routes to discourage a gathering of revelers.
Organizers of Amherst Street Kali Puja will keep their immersion a low-key affair as well. A committee member said, “Unlike previous years, we will refrain from bursting crackers and will discourage people to assemble on the streets for the procession.”
Last Updated 16, Nov 2020, 11:21 AM