The Ahirtola Sarbojonin will bring in the Chinese Dragon Festival in the city with international peace as its theme. A team of lions, ghosts with huge white faces, dragons and noisy drummers will create a mini China during the festival.
Club Secretary Dulal Sil said “ The Chinese have been living in this city for long and we plan to make this community a part of our festivity. The Dragon festival is anlogous to our Puja and we have tried assimilating cultures of both the countries.”
The festival is organised by Ahirtola Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity and this time the theme and idol artist is Proshanto Paul. This is one of the oldest organisations which was established in the year 1940 and are known for the rhythm of Dhak. Sri Gokul Das and his team are the Dhakis who have contributed to this organisation. The organisation has won three major awards in the year 2010 . It has got the Rethum award for the Best Dhaki, Kolkata Municipal Corporation award Puroshree and the ICORE Sharod Sanman for Shrestha Prathima.
Some of the interesting themes of this organisation in recent years are
2011 Monster theme based on Mohisasur
2010 Atal Jaler Aohoban- Under the Sea
2009 Sworglok (Heaven) made with choir fibre with latex
2008 Shabike Puja- Energy
Location and Contact:
Ahirtola Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity
30 C BK Paul Avenue, Shovabazar
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