Hardship faced by migrant labourers during lockdown theme of many Durga Puja committees
| Sunday | 18th October, 2020
Kolkata: Many Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have chosen themes such as the hardship faced by migrant labourers while returning home during lockdown to COVID-19 pandemic issue for the five-day festival starting from October 22.
She epitomises the migrant labourers' pain, cries, suffering and resilience when business activities came to nil and road communication stopped.
At Naktala Udayan Sangha, a truck has been put up near the marquee with models of migrant labourers, scrambling to get on board the vehicle.
We have employed migrant labourers from different districts to portray the theme," puja committee office-bearer Anjan Das said.
This is our way of remembering their hardships during the lockdown," a spokesman of the puja committee Raja Banik said.