Jamshedpur: Another popular Durga Puja Pandal that captivates and mesmerizes visitors is the one at Bagbera road number 4 being organized since 1962 by Sri-Sri Sarvjanik Durga Puja Committee. The atmosphere here has been peaceful in spite of the heavy footfalls through the years.
The pandal, being built this year at a cost of Rs 25 lakh, is designed as a replica of Thailand’s famous Buddhist Temple. Nearly 100 craftsmen from Kolkata have been working day and night for the past two months to give the pandal structure an authentic look. To add to the attraction, a huge statue of the Buddha will be placed at a central location in the pandal to propagate the message of global peace. Plastic and polythene bags have been banned in the pandal with an eye on a pollution free atmosphere adding to environmental protection.
The pandal will be inaugurated on the panchami day of Navratri, Sunday, will be inaugurated by Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das along with legislator Menka Sardar, DC Amit Kumar, BJP district president Dinesh Kumar and other dignitaries.
According to the committee members, the pandal is being specially put up to provide pandal hoppers the feeling of Divinity and piety.
This Bagbera road number 4 has always attracted huge crowds that have been growing through the years. To ensure safety, both, of the pandal and of the devotees, the committee will remain alert. The pandal will be under CCTV and Drone camera surveillance. Private security guards and volunteers will manage the entire area to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.
The details were provided by the Puja committee members during a press meet organized in the vicinity of the pandal. The Sri-Sri Durga Puja Committee members included Ajay Singh, Sanjay Mishra, DK Mishra, Pawan Ojha, Appu Tiwary, Satyendra Singh, Abhishek Ojha, Sonu Singh, Ankit Anand, Rajni Ojha, Ankit Ojha and others.