Dedicated to introducing a "Taste of Bengal" to Switzerland, PrangaN@Swiss is the first women-led non-profit organization serving the Indian diaspora. PrangaN organizes different social and cultural events to promote cultural integrity, ethnicity, and the spirit of India.
Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2022
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,
commemorating 75 years of India's
independence, as well as the illustrious history of our people, culture, and achievements, PrangaN@Swiss showcased integration, diversity and
secularism, during Durgotsab 2022.
The objective of this year's Pujo was to highlight the various festivities that are held throughout India over the same festive season.
The PrangaN Sarbojanin Durga Pujo has developed significantly from its inception in 2021 and aspires to be the most prestigious and anticipated Pujo celebration in the Lemanic region of Switzerland. We are an organization in the Swiss Romandie area to observe all the customs and rituals related to Durga Pujo. To achieve this, Purohit Mritunjoy Bhattacharya, a prominent academic from Mumbai, India, performed all ceremonies commemorating Goddess Maa Durga this year. Mr. Bhattacharya has served as a priest for Bharat Seva Ashram for the past 26 years. He has performed many Pujas, including Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, and Satyanarayan Puja. Additionally, he has performed the Hom and Puja for Mumbai's most revered Lalbagcha Raja Ganesh Chaturthi festival for the past five years. In addition to doing pujas in India, he has been invited to carry out Durga puja ceremonies in Switzerland, Kuwait, Qatar, and Dubai.
The first of many workshops we conducted as part of PrangaN’s cultural integration initiative during Sarbojonin Durga puja 2022, involving particiants from various parts of the world living in Switzerland.