Holi or DOL is the Festival of colors in which people color each other with Abirs, Gulals etc, to the extent one’s visible face become unrecognizable. Under the mask of color individual identities are lost, all look same, and under this common identity all share fun, joy and happiness. At the end of the day individuals come out of the mask of color, meet, greet each other and share sweets.
But Police personals in duty are always in their own standard uniform, no one goes to them with colors to share the joy of DOL/HOLI. Police cannot hide under the mask of color to enjoy the fun and happiness of looking one like all other ordinary Citizens; they must stand unique to suit their dedicated duty.
Gingerbread House Ind. A Chain of Preschool & Daycare, Newtown Branch in association with ‘New Town Forum and News’ & Bidhan Nagar City Police, therefore, organized a PHOOL DOL/FLORAL HOLI Festival on 8th March, 11a.m, Sunday, 2020.
New Town resident kids and school students showed respect and gratitude to the Police Force by offering them colorful flower petals. The flowing flower petals on Police personals colored their hearts with joy to the same extent the splash of colors would make the Civic people. The festival of HOLI/DOL is also the biggest festival of Spring when Cuckoos sings to their heart’s contents.
Kids also dance in the joy in sync with Spring (BASANTA) Songs of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. While this festival of Holi/DOL carries a unique positive message to the Citizens of shared joy, fun and happiness being all masked under colors, the same color if not used with care may cause harm to the pets and animals too, a negative side effect if not taken care. Kids also demonstrated with various posters and placards to make people aware of this negative side effect of Holi colors, where the animals are seen to pledge not to throw colors at them.
Among other dignitaries Sambiti Chakraborty, ACP New Town, Sri Atanu Ghoshal, IC New Town PS, Sri Partha Sikdar, IC Technocity PS, Smt. Debjani Das, Fouder Director, Gingerbread House Ind. Smt.Sujata Karmakar, Director, Gingerbread House Ind. Sri Samaresh Das, convener New Town Forum and news And Smt. Koyel Paul, Principal Gingerbread House Ind. Newtown was also present in the event.