GUWAHATI, Sept 28 - Along with the rest of country, puja committees in the city are gearing up for the ensuing Durga Puja celebrations.
The Barsapara Sabojanin Durga Puja Committee, known for its solemn observation and artistic acumen in heralding the nine incarnations of the Mother Goddess, will celebrate the event with the theme �Go green for sustainability�.
The Barsapara Sabojanin Durga Puja organisers expect that their celebration would attract over a lakh visitors. A fortnight-long programme, including cultural festivals on the puja days to showcase the cultural history of North-east India will begin with Mahishasur Mardini on Mahalaya Day � the beginning of Navaratri.
A blood donation programme will be held on October 2. Cloths will also be distributed among the poor that day. Various competitions, like singing, painting, shankha dhwani, ulu-dwani and devotional dance competitions, are being organised as part of the celebrations. A souvenir titled Sharad Arghya 2016 will also be published.
As part of its Durga Puja celebrations, the Pub Guwahati Rajahuwa Durga Puja Committee is organising a Durga Naam competition on October 8. On October 9 and 10, the organisers are holding an aarti competition, followed by a shankha dhwani competition.