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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sex Workers Sonagachi and Durga Puja 2015

Sex workers from all corners of West Bengal will participate in Durga Puja 2015 under the banner of inhabitants of Sonagachi. They will a community hall to arrange their Durga Puja this year.

According to Bharati Dey, member of an NGO which works for sex workers rights, its four-member team is fanning out across the 60 areas to advertise the celebration.

Bharati  Dey, General secretary of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Samiti (DMSS) said "We will be using the Santoshi Maa temple for the idol worship and the adjoining community hall for arrangements and seating." She further said: "To adverstise the puja, we are sending out a team from today (on Tuesday). They will be joined by sex workers from the districts to spread the word."

The budget of this year Durga Puja has been fixed at Rs. two lakh. Five teams will be responsible for food, looking after the priests, making sure the items needed for the rituals are available and other duties.

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