Dating back to 1930, the Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab was established the very same year when Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi March in colonial India. It was set up at a time when India was still fighting for its Independence and freedom fighters were worshipping Goddess Durga as their Motherland. Several decades have passed since then, and today, with a fascinating journey behind, Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab stands tall as the oldest ‘Sarbojanin’ Durga Puja of Dhakuria.
Times have changed, people have changed, so has Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab, but the one thing that has remained unchanged is true devotion. With every new generation fresh ideas have made its way into the celebrations, but at the root of everything is the belief. Thus, even when the modern era of artistic charisma has overpowered the essence of Durga Puja in West Bengal, Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab has strongly maintained its values.
The essence of any Sarbojanin puja are its people and Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab is undeniably one of the fastest growing Durga Puja committee in Kolkata. The pillars of the committee are the Singhabahini—the diligent group of male members, and Naarishakti—the superbly enthusiastic Ladies Committee. Together they work towards keeping the traditions of Durga Puja alive, along with ensuring the betterment of the society. The Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durga Puja committee is one huge family, spreading warmth all year long. No wonder that Dhakuria Sarbojanin Durgotsab rightfully holds the baton of #DecadesOfDevotion.