World’s Largest Durga Idol in Kolkata in 2015 Durga Puja
Hoardings with the teaser “Eto boro? Shotti!” placed across the city seems to have puzzled Kolkatans about what to expect from this particular teaser. Putting an end to all these speculations, Deshapriya Park Durgotsab organized a press conference to reveal the content of this teaser campaign. Present at the press conference were Sanjay Kumar Gupta (CEO of Star Cement), actress Subhasree, Debasish Kumar, Hironmoy Chatterjee (President, Deshapriya Park Dugotsab), Mintu Pal, Alok Misra and others.
Star Cement and Deshapriya Park have joined hands and come up with this initiative. The theme of the Puja has been conceptualized by Star Cement. The towering idol of Ma Durga and her family is currently in progress at the workshop. Mintu Pal who is making the towering idol stated that this was indeed a great challenge for him. Made from fiber glass, the faces of Ma Durga, Kartick, Asura, Lakshmi and Saraswati are currently getting their final shape.
The Deshapriya Park Durgotsab Committee has also approached the Guiness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records so that the name of this Durga Puja can be enlisted in their record book.
A contest has also been started by the Durga Puja Committee. The participant will just have to answer a simple question and this will give them a chance to win passes to see the Puja. They will just have to answer where one can find the biggest Durga idol. The people living in Kolkata will get passes and the people outside Kolkata will get a chance to come to Kolkata and take part in the Puja. They will be sponsored by the Puja Committee.
Hiranmoy Chatterjee said “We are not competing with any puja committee. However the teaser got so much acceptance that many Durga puja committees are fiercely competing with us. Our main aim is to do good Puja and also do good work which the people will love”.
Since the idols are of a great height, the organizers revealed that the idols will be kept in an open air pandal. This will allow better crowd management and avoid creation of pandemonium during the five days of the Puja.
Deshapriya Park Durgotsab has already created a huge buzz and the organizers revealed that they will be throwing in more surprises for people in the days to come to ensure that the festival spirits culminates in a high this Durga Puja 2015.