Durga Puja committees have been awarded for great pandals, great idols and any other aspects in Kolkata. However Health ETC, a socially driven healthcare organization introduced the first edition of Swach, Nirmal, Sustha Bangla Award 2017. The main aim of this award is to keep the surrounding lean, eco-friendly and healthy.
Abir Chatterjee, Rajatava Dutta, Paoli Dam, Aneek Dhar, Tanushree Chakrabarty, Abhijeet Guha, Sauraseni Mitra and others graced the event.
The Puja committees who will be socially responsible and are willing to contribute towards the betterment of the society will be awarded with this award. The award is the vision of Sanjay Saraf, Group Chairman of the Daffodil Group which is implemented by the Directors namely Harshvardhan Saraf and Yashvardhan Saraf.
In its first year, 280 Puja committees have registered themselves for the award. The prize money is Rs 10000 for the winner, Rs 50000 and Rs 30000 for the second and third place holders.
The categories in this award is mentioned as following- Environmental friendliness, safety arrangement (fire safety, women safety, smooth traffic management), Special provision for old people and differently abled people, Social responsibility and artists with greener themes.
With this new award on the horizon, more and more Puja committees will not only focus on aesthetic beauty but also on their social responsibility.
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