RAHA, Sept 24 - Like the previous years, the residents of Raha town are all set to celebrate the Durga Puja with great fervour. The five-day celebration of Durga Puja brings a festive look to Raha town.
The festival beginning from Tuesday will end on September 30 when the people celebrate Bijoya Dashami with the immersion of idols of Goddess Durga, organisers of the Durga Puja Udjapan Committees said.
There are four puja pandals in Raha town, nine pandals at Chaparmukh, three at Barapujia, and one at Phulaguri. The puja pandals have been decorated colourfully with eye-catching looks. It is not just the puja pandals that are the crowd pullers. Lavishly decorated welcome gates are catching up too with each puja committee diverting a major share of their collection towards them.
According to an estimate, erecting huge bamboo gates, electronic gates with colourful lights cost between Rs 1 lakh to 2 lakh for each pandal.
The local administration has completed all necessary preparations to ensure peaceful puja celebrations. The administration has urged the people, including the puja committees and common citizens, to extend their cooperation to the administration so that during the festival no untoward incident takes place.