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The Glorious 80 years

Durga Pujo is one of the most awaited festivals in Bengal and Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity is one of the oldest Committees to start Durga Puja that is a perfect blend of modernity, classic traditions and rich heritage. The Samity is registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity is a baarowari Durga Pujo that started in the year 1940. The heritage Samity has been one of the pioneers in organizing Durga Puja on a grand scale, also bringing in a traditional musical extravaganza as part of the celebrations.

Over the years, Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity, with its award-winning pujo pandals, has been attracting people from different cross-sections seeking to explore the mixture of thematic and colourful pandal and distinct style of goddess Durga idol and other deities.

 

Vision and Mission

Vision

The Samity (Committee) is involved through years in delivering a joyous celebration with determination of the Bengali’s biggest Festival “Durga Puja” and taking it to an absolutely different level of success which would have the combination of culture, heritage and tradition. With the blessings of Maa Durga, the Samity churns out the strength to fight off evils and grow and grow and grow.

 

Mission

  • The Community’s mission is to continue celebrating Durga Puja festivity for the Bengali community and for the community at large and to live in greater harmony, fellowship and peace
  • Promote awareness of Bengali ethnic identity and its cultural and spiritual heritage
  • Organize cultural events involving (without limitation) Bengali and other Indian traditional and contemporary cultures
  • Organize seminars and symposia involving Bengali youth
  • Organize events to raise funds for the relief of distress and various charitable causes

Our Cultural
Activities

Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity organizes various cultural events during Durga Pujo celebrations. These cultural events are a perfect way to connect with people and add to the festive spirit.

Musical nights, cultural performances, magic shows, dance and recitation are some of the many events organized as part of the Durga Puja celebrations. These cultural events draw thousands of people to Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity every year.

The Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity Durga Puja is also famous for rhythm of its Dhaak. In 2010, the Samity was honoured with the “Best Dhaaki Award” by “Rethum”. It is Sri Gokul Das and his team of talented Dhaakis who present the beautiful rhythm, adding to the devotion and spirituality of the devotees

Our Social
Activities

In addition to coming up with spectacular Durga Puja every year, Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity has been contributing positively towards social welfare through a number of activities.

The Samity organizes various events around the year such as organizing Blood Donation Camps, Health Camps, Eye Cure Camps, Free Distribution of Medicines, Free Distribution of Books and Contributing generously towards Minister's Relief Fund during calamities.

Theme 2019

  • Concept Design: Tanmoy Chakrabarty
  • Image: Swapan Kumar Jana & Tanmoy Chakraborty
  • Lighting: Ghosh Electric
  • Sound: Sonia Sound

Ajante – Unknowingly

This year's theme aims to highlight the well of thoughts that reside within the human mind through its theme for 2019 - Ajante or Unknowingly into the well of thoughts. The theme also aims carry the unique social message of "Save Water on Planet Earth. Save Lives" to the people.

The vital issue of water scarcity, which has today silently crept in become a grave social issue, will be depicted through the famous 11th Century gorgeous architectural marvel - 'Rani-Ki-Vav' (The Queen's Stepwell) - situated on the banks of the River Saraswati in Patan, Gujarat.

People who have been fortunate enough to have witnessed the historic "Rani-Ki-Vav" built by Queen Udayamati, the wife of 11th-century Chalukya king Bhima I, would know that it is an architectural splendour. The structure has been a UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2014.

With 7 levels of stairs and panels, more than 500 intricate sculptures, this stepwell in the shape of an inverted temple brings forth the sanctity of water and is the largest and finest example of water conservation.

Going by the legend, the region which had been prone to prolonged periods of drought was saved with this unique stepwell . 

Behind the veils of this age old story lies the thought behind the creation by Ahiritola this year – Ajante.

The pandal will depict the famous and beautifully crafted 'Rani-Ki-Vav' while emphasizing on the well of thoughts that dwell within the human mind including the social issue of water crisis, and how man must look for ways to save and harvest water for the future generations.

The Motto

Stop unknowingly wasting water, let's join hands and begin to save water, the source of all life! Because, every man is inclined towards life, and will do anything to save life on this beautiful planet of ours, let us live a healthy life, let us be aware of the dangers that surround our healthy lives, let us endeavour to be able to happily offer a glass of safe drinking water to our generation next!

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