The current year’s Durga Puja is by all accounts breaking new ground in different ways. From sindoor khela being available to all – not simply wedded ladies — one puja advisory group has chosen to devote the current year’s subject to the battle of sex workers.
In the boulevards paving the way to the Ahiritola Jubakbrinda Durga Puja pandal in north Kolkata, city tenants are making a trip to value a huge work of art in the city. Be that as it may, it’s not the brilliant artworks that are inspiring an emotional response, it’s the subject.
The 300-foot-long spray painting catches the hardships and the conditions that power a lady to enter the calling. With the topic Utsarito Alo, they are tending to the incorporation of these sex workers as well as endeavouring to give them the regard and poise they merit.
“Durga Puja is about social blending and festivities by all, including sex laborers. With this spray painting, we are promising to restore their essential rights to live in the public eye, keeping their head high simply like others,” Debarjoon Kar, caretaker of the undertaking.
#DurgaPuja | Why abandon one of the most beautiful forms of womanhood and deprive them from all the glee and celebration? Acknowledging sex workers a significant part of our civilisation, this year Ahiritola Jubakbrinda is pledging to stand by them.
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The work has been made by eight craftsmen. “Roads have dependably been a place for challenges, be it political or social, so we thought why not utilize these equivalent boulevards to recount their story and request the privileges of the sex specialists,” Kar included.
The puja advisory group’s work has overpowered the sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi — Asia’s biggest seedy area of town and home to more than 10,000 sex specialists. Individuals from Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), an NGO which nearly works with sex workers were welcome to divulge the undertaking and paint the fine art. “We are exceptionally content with their drive and it feels extraordinary to be the focal point of a puja,” Kajol Bose, secretary of DMSC told media.
What was restricted to just soil from a brothel – an essential component for the making of Durga idols as an inclusion – has truly transcended into something more concrete and impactful.