Tag: Puja Basak

Young disabled woman in brightly coloured sari on a bright blue mat next to a young man lying on a yellow pillow on a pink mat

Saraswati Puja 2024

On the 14th February we celebrated Saraswati Puja at Anna Bari.

Puja Basak and Prity give puja wishes
Bablu Lal and Moni
Aarti Blessings before immersion of the Goddess
young girl's face with pink and green lights

Lula Bari Winter Holiday

One of our supporters donated money for the Lula Bari girls, young women and staff to go away for a Winter picnic trip.


Pappu decided to hire a bus and he took them all to Purulia District where Shuktara operates an outreach programme.
This meant that Pappu was able to check up on things there and for everyone to have two nights away from Kolkata.

Pappu organised a dance performance on one evening and the next day they had a lakeside picnic.
On the return to Kolkata they turned up the music and switched the disco lights on in the bus and all returned home safely.

That’s Guria on the right, clearly enjoying herself. The disco bus was a great idea – see the videos below!

two young women smiling

Lula Bari this month

Earlier in March we celebrated Lali’s birthday with a delicious cake. We thought you might also like to see more of the latest photos from our girls home, Lula Bari. To learn more about any of the young women living in Lula Bari please go to our Shuktara Family page. Clicking on any person’s photo will take you to a short bio and photo gallery.

girls playing with colours on Holi

Shubho Dol Purnima

Dolyatra is celebrated in March on varying dates each year, depending on the position of the moon, and this year it fell on March 7. The holiday is similar to Holi and commemorates the last festival of the Bengali calendar.