SILCHAR, Sept 23 - This year, the Cachar district administration has urged upon the committees to avoid using plastic materials in order to ensure that the Durga Puja festival thrives on the theme �Green Puja� across the district.
Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan told The Assam Tribune on Friday that the puja committees have been briefed on the need to keep the surroundings clean and obey the law-and- order guidelines during the festival and also on Vijaya Dashami day. �We aspire to avoid the use of plastic materials so that we can have a clean and green Durga Puja in the district,� Dr Laxmanan maintained.
He added that elaborate security arrangement, effective traffic management have been planned both by the district administration and also by Cachar police to make sure that revellers and devotees enjoy the festive days safely. �
Meanwhile, with only a few days left for the celebrations to begin, the preparations are reaching the crescendo across Silchar and its outskirts. While the idol makers, braving the brief spells of rain are seen busy giving final shades to the life-like idols, most of the puja committees are ready with their pandal and lighting decoration. �
One of the major crowd-pulling puja pandals in the city, the All Medical Sales Peoples Durga Puja Committee will showcase Durga idol made of wood. �Since our first puja in 2009, we have emphasised upon recycling of materials and this year we are using wood and wood particles to give shape to the idols. Local artistes are toiling hard to complete the 14-foot-tall idol and the pandal,� said Mithun Roy, secretary of the committee. He also informed that the committee would distribute clothes to the people and umbrellas to the inmates of children home in Silchar on the evening of Mahasasthi.