This Durga Puja, get ready for a slice of authentic China in Salt Lake.
In an attempt to establish a close cultural and commercial connect with Bengal, Communist China will sponsor the oldest community Durga Puja in the township, turning the popular BJ Block Puja into a mini Chinatown with funds provided by the Chinese consulate, which is also located in Salt Lake.
The Chinese consulate has for the past few years been trying to get more involved in the cultural scenario of Kolkata. Even when the Doklam standoff had stiffened relationship between the two countries, the consulate was seen participating in community pujas, announcing and giving away prizes in different categories in association with the Kolkata Police. Now, it has decided to go a step further.