Samaj Sebi Sangha in their 73rd year of Durga Puja have come up with the theme of the visually impaired people and place an appeal to the mass for Eye Donation.
This year at Samaj Sebi Sangha mandap two front panels will show Solar and Lunar Eclipse signifying Donation of eyes and giving back light to the blind. This will be followed by Braille inscription of Durga Mantra on both sides of the decorated panels.
Unlike all pandals that insist viewers to maintain distance from the artefacts, Samaj Sebi turns the table by encouraging people to feel the display of thread and bamboo work to experience the artistry.
Every element at the mandap had been embossed to provide a 360 degree experience to the unsighted. Face of Ma Durga has been made with screws which the blind people can touch to feel how Maa looks like. The mandap also showcases a face with two hands on the eyes which depicts how a blind person uses their hands as their eyes. Drishti Pradip is dedicated to the sightless.
While a special voice over for this Puja has been recorded by Tollywood actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, the idol of Ma Durga has been made by Parimal Paul.
This year Samaj Sebi has also collaborated with a social organization – Voice of World, Behala and MP Birla Eye Bank for eye donation camp.