Puja is just around the corner and preparations are in full swing all around the city. Star Cement Ltd. has decided to gift the state the biggest Durga Puja Sharod Samman ever boasting a total prize of Rs40 lakhs.
The award christened “Star Cement Eto Boro Satti Sarod Samman 2016—Utkorshe Arohan” will divide the state into three zones: North Bengal, South Bengal and Kolkata. For each zone the Shera puja will bag a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs, followed by Rs. 2 lakhs for the runners up and 1 lakh for the 2nd runners up.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta, CEO of Star Cement said: “The Eto Boro Satti Sharad Samman is different from its peers since the winners will be decided on the basis of the evaluation of the jury evaluation and public voting. General people who vote for the best puja can win the top prize of a whopping Rs. 10 lakhs. Additionally there are 50 grand prizes of Rs. 10000 each.”
The judges for the award are Pt. Tanmoy Bose, elocutionist Jagannath Bose, artist Dipak Ghosh, Arjuna Awardee Mountaineer Debashis Biswas and designer Agnimitra Paul.
The voting process will be on through SMS, Toll Free, Website and Facebook. The voting lines will be open till October 7 (2pm) and the awards would be given on October 8 on the day of Mahasaptami.
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