Thursday, October 20, 2016

Interaction with Puja Committees

Meeting with Puja Committees at Nandan 3
19 Oct 2016
I, along with Atri Bhattacharya, Pr Secretary I&CA Department held meeting with Puja Committees to discuss abut conservation and display of handicrafts and artworks of the Durga Puja at Eco Park, New Town. Several Committees came including Suruchi Sangha, AK Block Salt Lake, Ultadanga Pallishri, Sribhumi, Babubagan, Santoshpur Avenue, Kalighat Milan Sangha, Hindustan Park, Tala Baroari, Beliaghata 33 Palli, 75 Palli, Tridhara, Chetla Agrani etc. Others would be contacted by I&CA officers and details sent to UD by a week or so.

It was explained that durable exhibits like those made with fibre-glass, stone, steel etc could be kept outdoors in Eco Park while sensitive decorations made with wood, cotton, earth etc can only be kept indoors in a protected dust-proof environment. For outdoor installations, a brick and cement foundation with spotlights and fencing would be built by Hidco. For indoor objects, a room with air-conditioning facility would be kept in Mother's Wax Museum -II (to be shortly commissioned) till these are transported in another location within Eco Park which will have storage rooms. The exhibits would be rotated at suitable intervals. Installation at the new locations would be done by Hidco engineers in consultation with the artist / club concerned so as to optimise the displays after reinstallation.

Officers from Hidco would contact the nodal persons identified by the club and work out strategies and procedures. This will start from this Saturday with a visit to Suruchi Sangha. Meanwhile all were requested to preserve the articles carefully.
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Millennium Post dt 20 Oct 2016

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