Early Tales
81 years ago, Bengali 1343 (English 1936) in a small piece of land of Chatterjees' at Sarpentine Lane few people of Sealdah area thought of a Baroyari Durga Puja. Shri Sacindra Nath Sanyal, Shri Daksaja Nandi and Shri Manimohan Bandyopadhyay took the initiative and Sealdah Sarbojanin Durgotsav Samity emerged. The responsibility then placed next to many famous people such as Sarbashri Kiran Chandra Ghosh, Vaidyanath Chattopadhyay, Dr. Tarak Podder, Suresh Bhattacharya, Surendra Nath Ghosh, Sibaprasad Saha, Sailes Acaryya, Nripen Bandyopadhyay and Provat Baran Mukhopadhyay.

History of
Santosh Mitra Square
Sarbojanin Durgotsav Samity
To reach us 82 years this puja committee has created a unique record. For example - the father of the modern music Shri Rai Chand Baral, Sangitacaryya Gyan Prokas Ghosh, his brother Charu Prokas Ghosh, the renowned Film Personality Shri Asit Baran, internationaliy recognised instrumentalist and Composer V. Balasara, renowned Flute Player and Musician Himansu Biswas, the state's former minister, freedom fighter Kalipada Mukhopadhyay, Biplabi Bipin Bihari Ganguly and Manuj Sarbbadhikari were greatly involved with this Puja Committee. But now they are not any more with us.

In 1936 Sealdah Sarbojanin Durgotsav Samity organized 'JALSA' on the occasion of Vijaya Sammilani. This type of entertainment was first time happened in India. Keep in mind that this 'JALSA' is not a Bengali word, it is an 'Arabic' word. This Puja Committee brought this Arabic word in Bengali language, and it is now a favourite Bengali word. In this 'JALSA', K. L. Saigal, Sachin Dev Burman, Pankaj Mallick, Indubala, Angurabala, Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Pannalal Bhattacharya, Hemanta Mukherjee, Utpala Sen, Ila Basu, young Bandyopadhyay, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, Nirmala Mishra, Subir Sen and almost all of the multitude of artists used to come and perform.
For the lack of land at Sarpentine Lane in the contemporary times of Indian Independence, this worship shifted to St. James Square of past, now Santosh Mitra Square. As the evolution of human life continues, this could not be excluded from Puja evolution. Artist Shri Ramesh Pal under the direction of late Manuj Sarbbadhikari built Durga Idol as the daughter of Himalayas, India were triggered. The Puja Committee proceeded through many ups and downs. We have celebrated the Silver Jubilee in 1960 and Golden Jubilee in 1985.

In 1993, the people of this locality entrusted the great responsibility of Sealdah Sarbojanin Durgotsav Samity in the hands of Shri Pradeep Ghosh. This was a start of a new era. We have observed Diamond Jubilee in 1995. Mandapa was the Lotus Temple's replica. In 1996, on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Birth Centinery to pay the tribute to him we made a Pandal which was similar in looks of 'Kamatamaru' Ship used by him, which created history in the world of creative arts and concept decoration. Renaissance was triggered. Government was compelled to deploy RAF to control the mob. Which is one of history. We have developed record in mandapa layout innovations .

In 1996, Sealdah Sarbojanin Durgotsav Samity transformed into Santosh Mitra Square Durgotsav Samity, keeping the greatness of the place in mind. Under the Presidentship of Shri Pradeep Ghosh, moved from old JALSA, we have spent millions of money on Social Welfare Activities. When people wanted 'PARIBARTAN', the change, the platinum jubilee year (2010), we throw the rope to pull over - the Communist Government of Bengal. This Puja Committee has proved through its PARIBARTAN Pandal Theme that, what our Puja Committee thinks today, people of Bengal will think that tomorrow.
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