Durga Puja, now listed as an ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ by UNESCO, will be even more special this year. To mark the occasion, a massive rally is being held from the iconic Jorasanko Thakurbari to Red Road on Thursday. Transformed into a site fit for a carnival, Kolkata’s busiest road now bears a festive look with large stages, a Durga idol and posters. The rally is being seen as the beginning of puja festivities in the state.Over 2,500 committees from Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Salt Lake are expected to take part in the puja rally. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be leading the show, where people from different walks of life will come together.
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee is also participating in this rally to celebrate its 10th Durbar Durgoustav.