Agartala, Oct 01, 2023, TRIPURA TIMES Desk
Agartala, Oct 01: With the Durga Puja round the corner, the administration has geared up its preparations including security planning for smooth conduct of the festival.
As part of the preparations, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Sunday chaired a preparatory meeting on the upcoming Puja carnival- Mayer Gomon and Sharod Samman- 2023.
As decided in the meeting held at Muktadhara auditorium in Agartala, the carnival- Maayer Gomon would be held in front of Agartala City Centre on October 26, two days after Vijaya Dashami. This year, the Sharopd Utsav would take place from October 20 to 24.
Addressing the preparatory meeting, the Chief Minister said that the event registered huge success in the last year with cooperation from all concerned. He expressed hope that the puja organizers would follow the same spirit and extend full cooperation for smooth conduct of the festival.
Meanwhile, the 'Maayer Gomon' event left an everlasting impression on the audience with colorful lighting and cultural activities.
The Chief Minister passed an instruction to the officials concerned for renovating the roads in the city before the festival.
He stressed on maintaining peace and said a peaceful celebration would bring joy more than anything.
Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder said, special initiatives would be taken to maintain cleanliness in the city during festival days. He also sought cooperation from all.
Secretary of the Information and Cultural Affairs department- P.K. Chakraborty said, 47 clubs and puja organizers had participated in the ‘Maayer Gomon’ event last year.
Director Bimbisar Bhattacharjee gave a presentation on the plan and preparations of the department for organizing the carnival and Sharod Samman. He said, 21 awards were given to various puja organizers last year.
West Tripura District Magistrate Debapriya Bardhan, Inspector General of Police (law and order) Soumitra Dhar, Paschim Tripura Zilla Sabhadhipati (in-charge) Haridulal Acharjee, Deputy Mayor of AMC Manika Das Dutta, AMC Commissioner Dr. Shailesh Kumar Yadav and SP West Kiran Kumar K. were present in the preparatory meeting.
The representatives of various clubs and puja organizing bodies have also shared their views.
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