Purbachal Puja Samiti is a socio-cultural organization based in I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi. Established in the year 1991 by group of professionals living out of Bengal, Purbachal’s main aim was to promote Bengali culture and traditions.
From a small group of around 10 families, Purbachal is now among one of the top five Bengali Organization of East Delhi wherein around 250 families are involved. It has crossed the linguistic barrier and is quite popular in I P Extension.
Durga Puja – 28+ years and going strong
It all started with around ten Bengali families coming together and starting the Durga Puja in a small way. Currently, it is celebrated in a 25,000 sq ft pandal within a DDA Park by the side of Swati Apartment on the main Mother Diary Road. It’s the first Durga Puja that one encounters while entering Patparganj. With a visibility of kilometers on both sides of the pandal, it has a daily footfall of around 4000 people from all walks of life on all the days of celebration. This year, the footfall is also expected to go up to around 6000 people daily. Many cultural activities are organized during the Puja. Besides other activities like Sports day, Anandamela, Recitation Competition etc. are organized which gets enthusiastic participation from both the genders of all age groups.