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The Glorious 35 years

What started as a community Durga Pujo in 1985 at Salt Lake's FD Block, one of the upscale residential localities in Kolkata, has today evolved into one of the most popular Durga Pujos in the City. Today, the FD Block Durga Pujo is one of the first names to appear in the Pujo Parikrama lists.

The FD Block Sarbajanin Durgotsab is in its 35th year, carrying forward the legacy of making this grand festival even more memorable through its beautiful Pujo Pandal. With every passing year, this Pujo has emerged better than its previous years, and continues to encourage its growing audience to revel in the festivities.

Beautiful idol of Goddess Durga, spectacular theme pandal equipped with all essential amenities for the public, cultural shows and more - all together make the FD Block Sarbajanin Durga Puja a must visit Pujo every year and this year is no exception.

Vision, Mission
& Transformation

Since its inception in 1985 until today, the FD Block Sarbajanin Durga Puja has strived to deliver striking themes and Pandals which have made this Pujo stand out over the years. This Pujo has seen a seamless transformation year on year and has emerged as one the most sought after Durga Pujos in Kolkata. The success, recognition, popularity and fan following of FD Block Durgotsab is all thanks to the vision and commitment of the very capable FD Block Sarbajanin Durga Pujo Committee members.

Cultural Activities

As the City gathers to celebrate the World's Biggest Festival - Durga Pujo and welcome the Mother Goddess in her pristine glory, the FD Block Sarbajanin Durgotsab Committee leaves no stone unturned in entertaining the crowd during the festivities.

Various cultural events are held every year as a part of the Durgotsab, adding to the joy of this extravagant festival. FD Block Sarbajanin Durgotsab hosts dance shows, musical nights, cultural performances and more, where renowned artists, along with the local residents participate during the Durga Puja days.

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Musical Nights and
Cultural Events

Our Social
Activities

While the FD Block Sarbajanin Durgotsab Committee is steadfast on its mission to come up with outstanding Pujo themes every year, its commitment to contribute positively towards community building and social causes is also unwavering.

FD Block Sarbajanin Durgotsab's social commitment has been eminent in its Pujo Pandals every year that have streamlined health and safety arrangements for the public including hygienic toilets, drinking water, waste bins, fire safety among other basic infrastructure.

Even some of its Pujo themes have been aimed at raising social awareness, for instance, the 2008 Pujo Pandal was based on the theme of global warming.

In addition to the social activities carried on during Durga Pujo, the FD Block Durgotsab Committee organizes various charity events and is a part of societal welfare activities throughout the year.

Theme 2019

  • Creative Concept: Mintu Pal & Sudipto

Since its inception, Salt Lake's FD Block has left no stone unturned in coming up with some of the most unique and out-of-the box themes for their Durga Pujo every year. From traditional Rajbari to the Inception of Social Media or, the World of Dinosaurs showcased in the largely popular Jurassic Park theme Pujo in 2018, FD Block has never fallen short of coming up with innovative ideas for their Durga Pujo which a large number of people throng to from near and far.

Elem Notun Deshe

The theme for 2019 Durga Pujo is 'Elem Notun Deshe' - Based on Gulliver's Travels.

Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift's best known English Literature classic – Gulliver's Travels – written in 1726 is a satire on human nature integrated with the travels of sailor Lemuel Gulliver across remote nations of the world.

During the course of his travels, Gulliver was once washed ashore on the island of Lilliputs after a shipwreck, and found himself captured by a race of tiny humans. He later escapes and continues with many more adventures during his voyage to Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, Japan and the Land of the Houyhnhnms. The description of each travel and adventure by Gulliver highlights the foolishness or problematic acts of humans through humor and exaggeration.

This theme based on Gulliver's Travels by Salt Lake's FD Block this year promises to be a crowd-puller for people of all ages. So, gear up to discover this new land and it's intricacies with the blessings of Maa Durga.

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