Durga Puja is not just a festival, It is an Emotion!

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The biggest extravaganza of 2020 has ended with a grand success & witnessed as well as recognize some of the most outstanding  creativities from all over Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Bangladesh, Australia & Canada  with the great success of NARAYANI NAMASTUTE, organized by Dream  Nurturist’s Avenue-DNA

This year the face of Narayani  Namastute  was the renowned singer Suswati Mallik.

Durga Puja is the annual invocation and worship of Shakti  & is the biggest carnival for Bengalis across the Globe. And to celebrate this grand affair with the perfect mélange of glitz and royalty. Dream Nurturist’s Avenue-DNA, being the organizers of this colossal event ‘NARAYANI NAMASTUTE ’ has awarded & recognized some of the finest puja committees from all over Kolkata, Bangladesh, and appreciated some of the DurgaPujas of Delhi NCR, Australia, and Canada.

NARAYANI NAMASTUTE aims to create and nurture people’s dreams by celebrating the event with them. 

The organization awarded the Best Durga  Puja Committees based on the set parameters. This year the idea was to collaborate with various categories of Durga puja like- Shera-r-Shera, Best Idol, Best Overall Puja, and Best Prevention Measures were taken during Covid-19 situations, for this pandemic year, only in Kolkata & Bangladesh. And in Delhi NCR, Australia & Canada the organization appreciated the initiatives taken during these tough times.

The organization brings the efforts of creativity & innovation into the limelight by recognizing the best of the bests but due to the pandemic situation, we had to restrict all our other categories & restricted them to only 4 categories.

We thank all our partners & are privileged to have Shree Uday Shankar (Cartoonist ) ,  Bipasha Sen (Visual artist & ceramist) as our Jury for this year.

Our special thanks to “Suswati Mallik” for being the Face of Narayani  Namastute  2020 .

We are also thankful to all our Advisory Members from Bangladesh Smt. Priti Chakraborty, Mr.C.K.Dey (Chayan), and Mr.Gouranga Dey.  

From Delhi NCR: Mr.Ayanjit Sen (Sr. Journalist & Filmmaker), Neelanjana Banerjee(Theater Artist), Sudhakar Das(Art Critic & Retd. Govt. Official) &  Sauvik Acharya (Visual Artist) and Biswajeet Deb (Visual Artist).

We are thankful for our entire in-house team for giving their best efforts for the success of this grand event during this pandemic situation.

We are thankful to all our respective partners: 

Our Title Partner: ODISHA TOURISM.

Our exclusive Radio Partner: RED FM, 

Our Online Media Partners: Netizen24x7.com and  24×7 Taaza Samachar.com,  Our Outdoor Partners: Karukrit and Bablu Cine Media Our Supporters: GenX Images and Lions Cultural City, Kolkata.

Our Bengali Web Radio Partner, Canada

Mithu Chatterjee, Co-founder, Dream  Nurturist’s Avenue-DNA said, our belief is, “We Create, You Celebrate.” through this event, we are happy to bring out the best of the best creativities in front of the world.  

Kolkata being our prime focus, our representative and jury members did a splendid job of hopping from Pandal to Pandal along with our cameraman, making it live, interviewing the concerned puja committee members to fish out the theme of the Puja and other related information required for awards, at the same time offering a certificate of appreciation for participation to all committees. On the final day, awards were handed over to the committee members in person at the Puja site by none other than Suswati  Mallick, a lead singer from Bengal as our face at Kolkata. Altogether 10 awards were presented to different puja committees in our prescribed format. In Bangladesh, our respected Advisory Members have handed over the Awards & Recognition to all the deserving Puja Committees from Bangla -desh. Other highlights of this year’s puja awards, we received tremendous response from all puja committees extending a warm welcome to our jury members. Due to scaled -down pujas at the Delhi NCR region, our visit was restricted to a limited number of pujas, theme, and Covid related protective measures being the main consideration.

We have also recognized this year, the initiatives of Durga Puja which were taken in Australia & Canada during these Covid-19 situations. 

Our special thanks to “Suswati Mallik” for being the Face of Narayani Namastute 2020. 

Once again we thank all our well-wishers, sponsorers, jury members, and others who supported us to make this giant event like this a grand success. 

Stay Safe & Stay healthy & maintain Social Distancing.

Results of Narayani Namastute Durga Puja Excellence Awards-2020 (Kolkata Chapter):

1. SHERA-R-SHERA: Chetla Aghrani

2. BEST PRATIMA: Barisha Club

3. BEST PRATIMA: Kumartuli Park

4. BEST PRATIMA: Alipore 78 Pally

5. BEST PUJA OVERALL: Babubagan Durga Puja Samiti

6. BEST PUJA OVERALL: Dumdum Park Tarun Dal

7. BEST PUJA OVERALL: Samaj Sebi Sangha

8. BEST SAFETY MEASURES COVID2020: Badamtala Ashar Sangha


10.BEST SAFETY MEASURES COVID2020: SB Park Sarbojanin.  

Results of Narayani Namastute Durga Puja Excellence Awards-2020 (Bangladesh Chapter) 

Sera-R-Sera: Mohanagar  Sarbojonin Puja Udjapon Parishad, Dhaka
Best Idol- Basundhara Sarbojonin Puja Committee, Dhaka
Best Mandap – Baridhara DOHS Puja Committee, Dhaka
Best Covid19 Prevention System: Gulshan-Banani Sarbojonin Puja Foundation, Dhaka Chittagong:
Best Idol: Hazari  Lane Sharadiyo  Durga Utshob Udjapon Parishad, Chittagong  
Best Mandap: Ekota Gusthi Sarbojanin Puja Udjapon Parishad, Chittagong  
Best Covid 19 Prevention System:  Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad- Chittagong Mahanagar

Selected DurgaPujas from Australia:

Shree Shakti Association Victoria- A Multicultural Venture from Melbourne, Victoria.

Selected Durga Puja from Canada:

1. Dutta Barir Puja

2. Chatterjee Barir Puja

3. Bongo Poribarer Puja, Toronto.