To mark the onset of the festive season, several high-rise societies in the millennium city soaked in Navratri celebration. Puja pandals dotting the length and breadth of the city, devotees paying obeisance to Ma Durga, worshipping and seeking her blessings, bhajans and devotional songs renting the air, cultural activities, the entire city seems to be in the grip of festivity.
BPTP Park Serene, Sector 37 D
On the auspicious occasion of Navratri, Mata ki Chowki (a devotional programme) and bhandara (community feasting) was organised in the society by Cultural Club. Hemant Malhotra from Durga Devi Mandal graced the occasion and sang melodious devotional songs. Meetu Dhara, one of the cultural club members, said the programme was organised with the contributions of the residents. Around 450 residents participated in the programme. This is the third year of mata ki chowki in the society.
NBCC Green View, Sector 37 D
A group of women gathered at the club of the society with images of Ma Durga and sang and dance in praise of the goddess. During the nine-day celebration, Kusum Singh and her team of women from NBCC Green View immersed themselves in the festivities invoking the nine forms of the goddess.
Ramprastha City, Sector 37D
Residents of Ramprastha City celebrated the festival with much enthusiasm and gaiety. They gathered in large numbers to sing melodious devotional songs in praise of Ma Durga.
Sare Homes, Sector 92
A plethora of cultural and religious activities for the residents as well as the guests were hosted by the society during a two-day long festivity. The celebration turned out to be a fun and leisure evening for the residents.
A large number of people gathered on the occasion dressed in beautiful traditional attires and enjoyed the cultural cum religious event. Dandiya night, snippets of Ramleela, Mata ki chowki, various competitions for society children and other cultural programmes added vibrancy to the celebration.
Praveen Malik, RWA President Sare Homes, said, “We have tried our best to make the festival enjoyable for the people. Besides, we are also ensuring that no single-use plastic is used during the festivity. We have also invited several RWA members to be part of our initiative and pledge to avoid using single-use plastic.”
Mapsko Casa Bella, Sector 82
Residents of Mapsko Casa Bella are not lagging behind in celebrating the Navratri festival with traditional fervor and gaiety. The celebration started with Kalash Sthapana (installation of kalash) followed by Hawan Ceremony (ritual of fire) and was concluded with Mata ki Chowki (devotional programme) on Sunday evening.
Rao Dharamveer Singh, president of the society, said, “All the preparation was made in an eco-friendly manner. In keeping with this environment cause, the Prasad (religious offering) was served in plates made of non-plastic material."
“The residents are now coming forward to donate crockery so as not to contribute to the environmental degradation while celebrating the occasion," added Singh.