DHUBRI, Sept 25 - With theme-based pandals, decorated streets and cultural programmes, the residents of historic town of Dhubri are set to celebrate the Durga Puja with fervour and enthusiasm.
Even the rainy weather, which has been continuing since the past few days, has not been able to hinder the festive spirit of the town. The Puja committees are working hard to attract the pandal-hoppers in the best way they can, while the idol-makers are giving finishing touches to their works. Similarly, the dhaak-makers are working day and night as the demand for the musical item has increased substantially.
Speaking to this Correspondent, members of various Durga Puja committees described as to how they are all set to attract the pandal- hoppers from all sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
Members of no. 3 Baluchar Sarbajanin Durga Puja committee will be spreading the message � �Unity among all religions is the essence of India�� in their pandal.
Meanwhile, ward no. 14 Ghosh Para Kali Mandir Committee is celebrating its 50th year this time and it has made a huge replica of Amarnath Dham as its Puja mandap.
The Sarat Sangha Club of Railway Ghat Colony has created its pandal based on the theme of effects of demonetisation. The Dhubri Kali Bari committee, which has entered its 90th year this time, has organised an event called Didi No. 1 along with various other musical and cultural programmes. The members of the committee informed that Didi No. 1 is a title given to a woman who secures good marks in a series of different tasks given to the participants.
The Puja celebration by the Sanatan Hindu Dharma Sabha, Harisabha, which attracts the highest numbers of devotees in the entire district, is celebrating its 130th year this time. Like every year, the Harisabha committee is organising different religious, cultural and social programmes. It has also made special arrangements for the bhog and has organised a dhaak competition before the immersion of the idol, where hundreds of dhaakis from all over the district will participate.
Apart from all these Puja committees, the College Nagar Sanskritik Sangha, Sobuj Sangha of Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah playground, Sri Sri Hari Mandir Puja Committee, Palpara Sarbajani Durga Puja Committee, Usha Sangha along with various other committees are working hard to make their pandals attractive with various decorations.
According to the administration, a total of 384 Puja pandals will be erected in the district out of which 301 are under Dhubri subdivision and 83 are under Bilasipara subdivision. Within Dhubri town area, there will be over 100 puja pandals.