Filmmaker-actor Parambrata Chatterjee was present at the press conference held on Thursday to launch the website and Facebook page of the 'digital competition' platform.
The concept aims to be transparent and simple. Committees are required to register themselves at www.largedurgapujo.com and join facebook.com/largedurgaoujo.
Thereafter, they are required to fill in the forms along with necessary details, videos and photos of their respective pujos, once they are done with all the decorations.
The four categories of awards include : Most Traditional Yet Modern Pujo; Largest Fashion Quotient- the best dressed Pratima; Pujo with Largest Social Impact and Largest Theme.
Registrations will commence from Oct 5 and will continue till Oct 14.
The voting lines will remain open from Oct 10 to Oct 25.
June 30 marks the day of the announcement of the winners who will be awarded with a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize worth Rs. 25000.
Addressing the innovation as a step forward from 'technology to creativity', Parambrata shared his experiences of witnessing the 'Pujo craze' among Bengalis in the far off lands.
Be it Philadelphia or Birmingham, all of whom would get a fair opportunity to showcase their bit of Pujo celebrations in their respective localities from every nook and corner of the world, he noted.
Samrat Mukherjee, the lender of all sorts of technical support to the system, conveyed that the initiative had received immense response last year with about 150 Pujo-committee participants across the globe.
The winners consisted of 3 from Kolkata and 1 from Chembur (Mumbai).
However it all depends upon the voters, "thus overpowering every kind of physical, geographical or even political hindrance" said Samrat.
--IBNS (Posted on 28-09-2013)