There was enthusiastic support. Some suggested that the single window system for Puja permission needed improvement. Many said that in response to a letter of mine, had actually applied for Green Puja award in Pollution Control Board office. Few hoped that like Jubilee Park in Jamsedhpur, next year there could be a procession of idols in New Town lakes for which a ghat could be built.
Finally, it was decided that:
(i) A Panel of Judges consisting of Justice A Bandyopadhyay, AKRaha, AKPatnaik (retired IAS) - all three residents of New Town - and Ms Ajanta Chakraborty would visit the pandels on Sasthi evening [ it later actually started from 10 pm and lasted till 2 am] ,
(ii) On Dashami 24th Oct, afternoon, from 4 pm onward idols would congregate near Home Town in Action Area I before immersion for a last hour bonding among New town pujas.
Here is a Puja that I visited yesterday:
|A Puja in Action Area II : Mahashasthi day|
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Here is a clipping from Sakalbela about the US AIA team visit to New Town:
And here ia a link to a Times of India story on the same subject: