Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal :
On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, I extend my warm regards to one & all. Although COVID19 has restricted how we celebrate festivals, we shall not allow it to dampen the spirit of this Durga Puja. To this end & to lighten up every home,I undertake Mahalaya Protishruti.
As a part of this pledge, I vow to ensure that this Durga Pujo, no one is devoid of the festivities. I urge everyone to come forward, extend a helping hand to those in need & spread joy everywhere. Shubho Mahalaya to everyone!