Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
272
nda:
Needmore seats to Win
Needmore seats to Win
upa:
»
1-min read

Kolkata Ready For Maiden Durga Puja Immersion Carnival

The road show called 'Pujor pore thakur dekha' (viewing idols after the Puja) would start off at the Red Road here, the venue for the Republic Day Parade as well.

IANS

Updated:October 14, 2016, 5:54 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Kolkata Ready For Maiden Durga Puja Immersion Carnival
The usual Durga Puja sales spree may take a hit this year as textile prices are expected to shoot up by nearly 22%-25% in West Bengal. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Loading...
Kolkata: Amid tight security arrangements, this eastern metropolis on Friday geared up for the maiden carnival parade of as many as 39 award-winning community Durga Puja idols, to showcase the variety of artistic creations, before immersion in the Hooghly river.

The 39 pujas are winners of West Bengal's 'Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman' award.

The road show called 'Pujor pore thakur dekha' (viewing idols after the Puja) would start off at the Red Road here, the venue for the Republic Day Parade as well.


The event, presided over by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, will provide a window of two to three minutes each to every Puja committee to showcase their endeavours in a tableau-like formation.

Around 10,000 visitors and 2,000 VIPs are expected to watch the floats from barricaded seating areas set up on either side of the road, the city police said.

Smaller puja committees are allowed to display a maximum of three tableaux while bigger ones can highlight as many as five floats.

Several arterial roads, including Mayo Road, have been closed to traffic for the three-hour event.

"Spectators coming by trams or buses will have to alight at Esplanade or Park Street and walk it down to the venue," the police said.

For ease of viewing, four giant screens have been placed at vantage points along the stretch.

(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
| Edited by: Puja Menon
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results