Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Silver Jubilee Of Sutanuti Utsav

In the year 1690, on this day, Job Charnok was landed in Kolkata through waterways for the first time. At that time, the place of his landing was known as Sutanuti (North Kolkata). To mark his first steps at erstwhile Sutanuti, every year Sutanuti Utsav is being organised by Sutanuti Parishad on 24th August at Nat Mandir of Sovabazar Rajbari. This year, the 25th or silver jubilee year of this festival. So, 25th Sutanuti Utsav is being inaugurated today in the city. Sri Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri will deliver speech on Mahabharat today. After that, Srikumar Mukhopadhyay will sing Puratani. On 25th, CEO of Prasar Bharati will deliver speech on heritage of Sutanuti. 'Tarja' (the musical battle of two poets) will be performed by Dulali Chitrakar and Tapan Roy will sing Bhatiyali. On 26th, inter-school competition named 'Utkarsa' (the excellence) and publication of a compilation on Kanan Debi will be held there. Function of songs would be there on 27th afternoon. On that day, a seminar named "বাঙালি কি বাঙালিয়ানা হারাচ্ছে?" (Are the Bengalees losing their own culture?) will be held where participants are Suman Mukhopadhyay, Utpal Chattopadhyay, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumder, Mahua Moitra, Swati Bhattacharya, Tarun Goswami etc. And "Sutanuti Bhoj" (the food fest) or Bengali Food Festival will be there on 28th - the last day.

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