Mamata Banerjee plays 'dhaank' at Durga puja pandal in Kolkata - WATCH
On the joyous day of Tritiya, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo inaugurated several Puja Pandals across Kolkata.
New Delhi: Kicking off the festivities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (September 28, 2022) played a "dhaank", a traditional drum-like instrument, during the inauguration of a community Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Seen in a festive spirit, Banerjee was accompanied to the Suruchi Sangha Puja pandal in New Alipore by her cabinet colleagues Firhad Hakim and Aroop Biswas.
Is there a better way to kick off the festivities? No!
Our Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial puts a smile on all our faces by playing 'dhaank', making the festive season even more grand!
Her energy, her down-to-earth nature and her compassion leaves us in awe, yet again. pic.twitter.com/TpJKIpUfwx — All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 28, 2022
On the joyous day of Tritiya, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo also inaugurated several Puja Pandals across Kolkata.
Smiling faces and joyful hearts - the true essence of Durga Pujo!
Our Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial inaugurated the Chakraberia Durga Pujo today.
Few special moments pic.twitter.com/6obV7ESgSB — All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 28, 2022
On the joyous day of Tritiya, Hon’ble Chief Minister @MamataOfficial inaugurated several marvellous Puja Pandals across Kolkata.
She was seen in festive spirit, jubilant with the crowd, much to our delight.
May this festive season bring happiness to all our lives. pic.twitter.com/LsqJczbHTq — All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 28, 2022
Every corner of our City of Joy is filled with happiness, love and laughter - Durga Pujo is here!
Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial inaugurated the Golmath Durga Pujo today.
Few moments pic.twitter.com/OE6mL1vM0r — All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 28, 2022
It is notable that Durga Puja is considered to be one of the biggest festivals in the world. For the Bengali community, Durga Puja is the biggest festival.
This year makes it more special as UNESCO has inscribed Durga Puja in UNESCO`s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and it is the first such Indian festival on the list.
The Hindu festival of Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsava or Sharodotsava, is a yearly celebration that honours the Hindu goddess Durga and commemorates her victory over Mahishasur. To destroy Mahishasura, Goddess Durga appeared from the fusion of all the gods` energies in heaven.