The celebration of Durga puja begins today. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated with religious fervour. People attired in new clothes visit colourfully decorated puja pandals set up across Kolkatta and in various towns and take part in celebrations.
All pandals are fitted with CCTV cameras as a security measure. Political parties are using these platforms to reach out the masses with their messages.
In Assam, over 4 thousand puja pandals have been set up across the state. In Guwahati city, pandals are being organized in over 500 places. Various puja committees are using this platform to create public awareness on subjects like Swachh Bharat mission, women empowerment drive against rhino poaching.
The Durga Puja is also being celebrated across the country including in Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi.