Powai, October 24, 2023
In a joyous celebration of unity and tradition, the Spandan Foundation's 11th annual Powai Sharadotsav, held between October 20th and 24th, 2023, proved to be a resounding success. The theme of this year's festival, "#PossibleTogether," brought together a vibrant tapestry of cultural events and humanitarian initiatives.
With a focus on the "Strength of Unity," the Spandan Foundation showcased numerous impactful initiatives at this year's Sharadotsav. The festival's highlights included:
Dhunuchi Nach:- Over three nights, attendees were treated to the rhythmic and captivating performances of dhunuchi dance. The grand finale featured ten dancers moving in perfect unison, creating a spectacle of artistry and coordination.
Bhog Prasad :- For three consecutive days, the community came together to enjoy a delectable bhog prasad, a free community lunch that exemplified the spirit of togetherness.
Sindoor Khela:- Bengali women participated in the joyous celebration of Sindoor Khela, a vibrant and meaningful tradition.
Spandan's Cultural Programs:- The foundation's cultural programs added a rich layer of entertainment and artistic expression to the festival.
A notable addition to this year's event was the Spandan CARES initiative, which was showcased at the NGO pavilion. This further reinforced the Spandan Foundation's commitment to promoting various societal causes.
The centerpiece of the Powai Sharadotsav was the traditional idol, set within a thakur dalan in a quintessential rajbari. Emphasizing eco-friendliness, the idol was adorned with solar kaaj, symbolizing a responsible approach to celebration.
The event was graced by the presence of Spandan Foundation's key figures, with Siddartha Chatterjee serving as the General Secretary and Prosun Roy as the President.
In the spirit of the festival, all attendees were invited to join the Durga Puja and seek blessings from the goddess Durga. The 11th Powai Sharadotsav was a testament to the power of unity, tradition, and community, providing a platform for meaningful change and celebration.
This year's festival has indeed left a mark, combining the enchanting dance performances, traditional rituals, and the Spandan Foundation's unwavering dedication to societal betterment. It was a celebration of the past, the present, and the promising future of the Powai Sharadotsav.