On the auspicious occasion of Mahashtami on Monday evening, Union Minister of State for Home Nishit Pramanik inaugurated the Kalibari Durga Puja in Assam’s Dhubri town.
In the presence of drums and conch shells, Union Minister Nishit Pramanik also unveiled the idol of Goddess Durga at the Dhubri Kalibari Temple.
Minister Pramanik arrived at Dhubri Kalibari Temple on Monday evening, accompanied by West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri MP Jayanta Roy and Toofanganj legislator Malati Rabha. After inaugurating the Durga Puja pandal, the union minister returned to Coochbehar.
“I am so happy to attend the historic Dhubri Kalibari Durga Puja pandal and feel blessed by Goddess Durga,” said Union minister Pramanik.
He expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the members of the Dhubri Kalibari Durga Puja organising committee for conducting the puja in a traditional and peaceful manner.
During their visit to Dhubri, Union minister Pramanik and other legislators paid a visit to the Sabuj Sangha Puja pandal, which is located at the historic Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua playground in Ward 1 of Dhubri town.
The temple, which was built in 1928 during the post-independence era in collaboration with then-Commissioner of Goalpara District and British ruler Neini Sahab, has a long and illustrious history.
In 1938, freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose attended a public meeting in Kalibari, Dhubri.
It should be noted that Kalibari’s Durga Puja recently celebrated its 94th anniversary, and the temple is also closely associated with a variety of social activities.