New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed people of Bengal through video conference. Notably, the 5-day Durga puja festivities begin today in the state. The BJP had made elaborate arrangements for the live-viewing of PM Modi’s address in every polling booth across the state’s 294 Assembly constituencies. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Are Autos, Taxis Going Off Roads In National Capital? Autorickshaw Union Clears Doubts
Modi shared his “Pujor Shubecha” (Puja greetings) message with the people of the state today. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Modi had said, “Durga Puja is an auspicious occasion, which celebrates the victory of good over evil. We pray to Maa Durga to bless us with strength, happiness and good health. Also Read - Amid Farmers Protest, PM Modi Says New Agricultural Reforms Have Given Them Legal Protection
“Sisters and brothers of West Bengal, Tomorrow, on the auspicious day of Maa Durga Pujo’s Mahashashti, I would join the Divine celebrations via video conferencing and shall also be extending my greetings to everyone. Do join the programme live!,” he had added. Also Read - Nationwide Lockdown on Cards? PM Modi to Hold All-party Meet on December 4 to Discuss COVID Situation
In the run up to the prime minister’s address, there was a cultural programme at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) in Kolkata in the presence of senior West Bengal BJP leaders.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources said they had made arrangements across the state for more than 25 party workers and voters to watch the address in each of the over 78,000 polling booths while adhering to social distancing norms.
The auspicious and widely-celebrated Durga Puja festival will commence this year from October 22 and last till October 26.