BBMP – Permission Letter

For Durga Puja

We sincerely thank Bongio Samaj Bengaluru for taking the initiative on behalf all the Durga Puja committees in Bengaluru and coordinating with BBMP to obtain permission for organizing Durga Puja this year.

Here is the permission letter.

Quiz – 2020

Starts on 11th October, 2020 – Finals on 25th October, 2020

Here are the rules:

  • The quiz is divided into two rounds – Preliminary & Final
  • Each team can have a maximum of 3 member
  • One member is to become the captain
  • Each team will choose a name – more innovative the better
  • Top 4 teams of the preliminary round will qualify for the finals
  • The final round will be an online event for a duration of one to two hours
  • The time and the modalities of the final round will be announced later

How the preliminary will work:

  • In the preliminaries, there will be seven rounds of questions starting on 11th October and ending on 18th October (17th being an off day)
  • In each round the participation will receive a set of 3 to 5 questions at 8:00 pm through the WhatsApp group, Aikatan Quiz – 2020
  • The questions are to be answered thorough an online form
  • If a team submits more than one set of answers then first submission will be taken
  • Correct answers are received within 15 minutes will get 10 points each
  • Correct answers received within one hour will receive 7 points each
  • Beyond that time, till the answers are announced next morning, the points will be reduced to 5 per correct answer
  • That means teams may have to decide on a tradeoff between taking more time to find the correct answers to all question vs answer few question ASAP
  • After a round is over the questions will be posted in the Aikatan WhatsApp group

Quiz Masters:

  • Aditya Banerjee
  • Udayan Banerjee

Registered Teams:

  • Citius, Altius, Fortius – Mainak Mandal (c), Malay Mandal, Bratin Maiti
  • Three Tier – Dipankar Dutta (c), Avik Niyogi, Krishnashish Bannerjee
  • Invincibles – Amrita Das (c), Pallab Das, Moumita Das
  • Panchali – Panchali Hazra (c), Ishani Hazra
  • Go Corona Go – Aruna Das Gupta (c), Joyjit Gupta , Debarati Das Gupta
  • The Three Amigos – Diksha Chakravarty (c), Abira Chakravarty, Prachi Chakravarty
  • SD It Is – Seema Banerjee (c), Diya Banerjee
  • Feluda & Topshe – Pratul Mukhopadhyay (c), Joy Mukhopadhyay
  • Pratidwandi – Bhaskar Bose (c), Somanka Banerjee, Supayan Dasgupta
  • Team Auto – Anushree Ghosh Dastidar (c), Maithili Sarkar, Lepakshi Sarkar
  • Pegasus – Saroj Kumar Behera (c), Neelam Das, Samik Kumar
  • Dynamic Duo – Rosy Garai (c), Sanjib Kumar Garai
  • Soul Sisters – Anushka Dey (c), Anushreya Mahapatra
  • Chakrabartis’ – Shyamali Chakrabarti (c), Arunima Chakrabarty, Bhaskar Chakrabarty
  • Amra Bangali – Monalisa Sil (c), Dipyaman Paul
  • Dragon Warriors – Anindita Majumdar (c), Aditya Majumdar, Arka Majumdar
  • ANS – We Think We Have All The Answers 😊 – Sharmila Saha (c), Aditi Saha, Nilanjan Mukherjee
  • Quizards – Subham Sarkar (c), Sabari Sarkar
  • Stars – Sushanta Patra (c), Prathama Patra, Madhumita Patra
  • Quzinos – Arijit Mandal (c)

Durga Puja – 2020 (SOP)

Standard Operating Procedure

Because of the prevailing condition we have decided to scale down Durga Puja celebration so that we can adhere to the guidelines issued by BBMP. We plan to abide by the following guidelines. Since the situation is ever evolving these guidelines are likely to change.

  • We are NOT celebrating Dura Pujo in our usual venue – Vasavi Mahal. It is being organized in a small venue
  • This year the Pujo is a member only event. We regret to inform that we may not be able to accommodate non-members at the Pujo venue.
  • The Pujo, both morning and evening, will be broadcast online.
  • All cultural events will be broadcast online. There will be no physical gathering.
  • We know that all our members are responsible citizen – so we expect them to follow strict social distancing protocol and the guidelines mentioned in the protocol.
  • Wearing of mask at the venue is mandatory – we will provide hand sanitizer and do temperature check.
  • It is expected that if a member or anybody in their family has any symptom will refrain from coming to the venue.
  • A register will be maintained at the venue for all visitors to enter their detail – this will serve twin purpose of self-declaration that no family member has any symptom and an unlikely future event of the need for contact tracing. We request all members who wish to visit the Pujo venue to have the  Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile.
  • During the morning Pujo, Sandhi Pujo, evening Araati and Dashami Baran only the members who have volunteered to help in conducting the Pujo can be present at the Pujo venue – at those time it will be closed to others.
  • The scheduling of the volunteers will be done in such a way that not more than five persons are present at a time when the pujo is being conducted.
  • Pushpanjali will be online – that is the Purohit will recite the mantra and it will be telecast online – a guideline about what you need to do at your end will be make available.
  • Any member who wishes to offer Pujo can pass on the details of their family (name, gotra etc.) to the Pujo committee who will offer the Puja on behalf of the memebers.
  • Similarly, Sandhi Pujo Prodeep lighting will be done by the volunteers on behalf of members who are interested.
  • Any pronami for the Purohit can be transferred online and we will hand over the amount to our Purohit.

Mahalaya Celebration – 2020

From 28th September to 4th October – Live on Facebook

28th Sep6:00 pm:

Deepali Mukherjee – in her soothing voice. Asisted by Pratul Mukhopadhyay on harmonium.


28th Sep7:30 pm:

Aradhya Das, the very sweet and talented. She is performing on “Durge Durgotinashini”.


29th Sep6:00 pm:

Kakoli Chatterjee … An exceptional talent Enjoy the magic of her guitar.


29th Sep9:00 pm:

Ananda Dasgupta presenting “Sunil-Shakti Jugalbandi”. Recitation in his own unique style


30th Sep6:00 pm:

Samik Kumar … A child prodigy as gifted keyboard player. He is playing the instrument since the age of 6yrs


30th Sep7:30 pm:

Abhijit Chatterjee … He has got the greatest baritone voice in Aikatan.


1st Oct6:00 pm:

Joy Mukherjee … Abritti. With a beautiful recitation.


1st Oct7:30 pm:

Kangkana and Anchal. Dance performance – Kanha so ja Zara.


2nd Oct6:00 pm:

Pratul Mukherjee – Song-Bhubono mohini.


3rd Oct6:00 pm:

Anurita Banerjee – Dance. A dedication to Maa Durga.


4th Oct5:00 pm: Ruma Banerjee and Bhaskar Chakraborty. Excerpters from Mahalaya – Mahishahur Mardini