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Sculpture garden inaugurated in Kolkata on Wednesday

Kolkata :

A sculpture garden on the history of Bengal will be inaugurated by minister Firhad Hakim at New Town’s Eco Park on Wednesday.

The garden will have 12 murals that will focus on important individuals and their contributions to the country and society, as well as on different phases of the history like Shri Chaitanya, Battle of Plassey, Raja Ramohan Roy, renaissance in Bengal, Bankimchandra, the awakening of Bengal in India, Swami Vivekananada and his activities, Santhal rebellion, Indigo Movement, Subhash Chandra Bose and the Azad Hind Fauz, Shri Arobindo, Lalan Fakir, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Rabindranath Tagore and the Visva Bharati movement, Satyajit Ray and his world of films

The garden will also have 52 portraits, including Shri Chaitanya Mahapravu and Begum Rokeya and will have a light and sound show explaining the story in each of the relief panels.

The show will keep the audience moving from one panel to another in groups. There will also be benches for the elderly and children.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News / by Suman Chakraborti / TNN / September 21st, 2017

The festival begins

Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates the (right) Sree Bhumi Sporting Club pandal, modelled after the palace of Mahishmati in the Bahubali films, on Monday.

Attending the first event of her packed pre-Puja calendar, Mamata once again explained why she could not allow Durga immersions and Muharram processions on the same day. “Durga Puja is a festival of happiness and Muharram processions are taken out as a mark of sorrow,” she said. The chief minister also cautioned those trying to create trouble during the festive season.

“Till the date I’m on this (chief minister’s) chair, I will not let anything happen. It is my duty to see that no two localities fight among themselves,” she added, appealing to all for peace.

“The countdown to Durga Puja, our biggest festival, has started.

Today I was at Sreebhumi Sporting Club to inaugurate their puja. My best wishes to all,” she posted on Facebook soon after.

source: http://www.telegraphindia.com / The Telegraph,Calcutta, India / Front Page> Calcutta> Story / Tuesday – September 19th, 2017