A committee in West Bengal has built a Pandal that showcases the life of Indo-Bangladesh border enclaves. The houses modelled in the Pandal showcase bullet marks on the walls and the houses are made of hay and thatched roofs. The pandal is designed to give a feel of small villages on the border.
"The name of this theme is "child of the same soil". We human beings are creating boundaries and wall for each and every country. Whenever an initiative to divide the soil is taken, the opinion of people is not considered. Across the world, people are suffering just because of these partitions that we have created," said a committee member while speaking to ANI. He also said that the committee is trying to portray is that even if there is some demarcation between the countries there should be no rivalries between the people. He also said that the committee's message to the people is "Just make peace and not war." India and Bangladesh share a 4,156 km long border which happens to be the fifth-largest in the world.
India and Bangladesh share a 4,156 km long border which happens to be the fifth-largest in the world. The enclaves between India and Bangladesh border in the Indian state of West Bengal were a long-standing issue between the countries. The enclaves were reputedly part of a high-stakes card game or chess games centuries ago between two regional kings and also the result of the confused outcome of a treaty between the Kingdom of Koch Bihar and the Mughal Empire. After the partition of India in 1947, Cooch Behar district merged with India and Rangpur went to then-East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971.
Organisers in Varanasi recently designed a Pandal with 'Chandrayaan-2' as their concept. The pandal, which is around 100-feet in height, was completed in two months. Along with the installation of idols of goddesses.
Varanasi: A #DurgaPuja pandal has been made with the theme of Chandrayaan 2 mission. The pandal also has a model of ISRO Chief K Sivan. Puja committee's Rajesh Jaiswal says "We also wanted to depict ISRO's manned space mission, so we also installed models of astronauts." (04.10) pic.twitter.com/08ZkBkWjAD— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 4, 2019
The pandal also has installations of ISRO chief K.Sivan.Another Pandal designed by Kolkata's Chetla Agrani Club designed a 'Letterbox' pandal. The Pandal has been decorated with 4000 old letterboxes and Typewriters, phones, radios, clocks.
Srinjay Chatterjee, organiser: This year's theme is based on a line (Kolikata Cholichhe Norite Norite) from a poem by Rabindranath Tagore. We have used the letter boxes as these were integral part of Kolkata's history. pic.twitter.com/RRSkhKUWez— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2019
(With ANI inputs)