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Jorhat boy organises Puja, all by himself

By Suryya Kumar Chetia

JORHAT, Oct 13 � It�s a one-man show in the strict sense of the term.

A 14-year-old boy, Charanjit Bora, has not only made the idols of Durga and her cohorts all by himself, but he has also arranged the Puja single-handedly in the precincts of his house at Kamargaon, Dhekargorha � leaving everybody surprised and showering high praises on him.

Charanjit is not an professional artisan though. He is merely a student of Class IX in Sankardev Seminary here.

Reflecting on his rare ability, Charanjit revealed that he used to make clay idols of gods and goddesses when he was a little child. He started making idols of Durga and her cohorts when he was just 10 years of age and organized a Puja in his house, too. This time, he has made the idols bigger than before and the Puja is being organized under a mandap in front of his house.

Every year, people hailing from far and wide come to see the efforts of this talented lad and marvel at the devotion to his craft.

When contacted, Charanjit told this correspondent that he brings the clay from JB Road here to make the idols and other necessary materials from Nirada Store, Jorhat.

What is most striking is that he himself performs the role of the priest during the Puja days, making the whole effort a truly one-man show.

Charanjit is also a good artist and often bags prizes in drawing competitions. His father Upen Bora informed that his son saves the cash to spend in idol-making.

The perfection Chiranjit has attained in making Durga idols is known to all the people of his locality. The villagers of the neighbourhood offer prayers every year in the Puja organised by the small boy.

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Jorhat boy organises Puja, all by himself

JORHAT, Oct 13 � It�s a one-man show in the strict sense of the term.

A 14-year-old boy, Charanjit Bora, has not only made the idols of Durga and her cohorts all by himself, but he has also arranged the Puja single-handedly in the precincts of his house at Kamargaon, Dhekargorha � leaving everybody surprised and showering high praises on him.

Charanjit is not an professional artisan though. He is merely a student of Class IX in Sankardev Seminary here.

Reflecting on his rare ability, Charanjit revealed that he used to make clay idols of gods and goddesses when he was a little child. He started making idols of Durga and her cohorts when he was just 10 years of age and organized a Puja in his house, too. This time, he has made the idols bigger than before and the Puja is being organized under a mandap in front of his house.

Every year, people hailing from far and wide come to see the efforts of this talented lad and marvel at the devotion to his craft.

When contacted, Charanjit told this correspondent that he brings the clay from JB Road here to make the idols and other necessary materials from Nirada Store, Jorhat.

What is most striking is that he himself performs the role of the priest during the Puja days, making the whole effort a truly one-man show.

Charanjit is also a good artist and often bags prizes in drawing competitions. His father Upen Bora informed that his son saves the cash to spend in idol-making.

The perfection Chiranjit has attained in making Durga idols is known to all the people of his locality. The villagers of the neighbourhood offer prayers every year in the Puja organised by the small boy.