The Durga Puja is just one month away and the whole of Kolkata is gearing up for the mega festival. Like every year, the streets of Kolkata will be jampacked and the lights covering the whole city will set up a different mood altogether. the whole city will be out on the roads partying like that’s the last day of their lives flaunting the new clothes they have bagged for the four-day mega carnival.
And guess what? According to News18, to turn up the mood for the festival, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed the theme song for a popular city Durga puja this year.
According to the Cheif Minister, the lyrics aimed to bring back the spirit of ‘agomoni’ (traditional Bengali songs invoking the goddess) songs in theme music once again.
“I had been asked by Arup (Banerjee’s cabinet minister Arup Biswas) to compose the theme song for his Durga puja (Suruchi Sangha) and I decided to retain the spirit of Agomoni songs like ‘Ja Devi Sarbabhuteshu’ in my lyrics. Hope it will be liked by everyone”
The song has been sung by singer and West Bengal Minister of State for Culture Indranil Sen. Last year also the CM had composed the theme song of Suruchi Sangha puja -“Boichitrer muktoy gantha ekotar monihar” (the jewel of unity is stitched with a string of pearls of diversity) and it was sung by the popular Shreya Ghoshal.
Indranil Sen stated:
“The lyrics have been penned by Didi(Mamata) and it is the theme song of a prominent puja committee. I am happy to be associated with it”
So the festive fever is in the city right now and we all are getting ready for it. And with Didi’s beautiful song it gets all the more exciting and we hope this becomes the best Durga Puja of our lives.