The Old Station Bazaar Durga Puja Committee, one of the oldest in the city, has set an example by inviting members of the transgender community to offer puja at their pandal on Ashtami. They will worship the goddess along with women.
“This is an attempt to give social equality to the transgender community,” said committee president Ganesh Sahu.
The Old Station Bazaar Durga Puja Committee is one of them. Around 40 workers were engaged for the last two months to complete the pandal decorations.
In their 62nd year now, the committee had introduced the chandi medha tradition in Bhubaneswar a few years ago.