Raipur:The residence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel turned out be maternal home for women as the latter in large number reached to celebrate Teej-Pola and wish the chief minster on the auspicious occasion.
The rainbow colors of Chhattisgarhi culture were created in the Chief Minister's residence. Large number of women in traditional attire participated in the event with great enthusiasm on the invitation of the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel along with his wife Mukteshwari Baghel and family members prayed for happiness and prosperity of Chhattisgarh people by offering prayers to Lord Shiva, Nandiya Baila and Chukian-Pora.
The Chief Minister extended greetings to all women on the occasion. Raut Nach and the team of Chhattisgarhi folk artists presented unique dance programme. Chhattisgarhi delicacies were arranged for the people at the Chief Minister's residence.
Three gates were made at the Chief Minister’s residence depicting the culture of Chhattisgarh. The main gate was decorated with the traditional Nandiya Baila of Pola festival. In front of the main gate, a beautiful display of paintings related to traditional swing- Raichul, bullock-cart, Bastar tribal art and Chhattisgarhi life were displayed. The central door was specially designed, it was made from traditional utensils associated with the Pola festival. The gallery between the middle and the third gate is given an attractive look with colorful pots and colorful tokens.
The decoration of the third gate has the impression of the culture of Surguja region. A sports zone has been created in the main courtyard where competitions like fugdi, spoon race, jalebi race, kabaddi, bag race etc. were organized. Women celebrated Teeja-Pora Tihar with full enthusiasm. A special selfie zone has also been created in the western part of the courtyard, where traditional utensils and kitchen items related to Chhattisgarhi rural culture like chutney, wood stove, paddy kutne ki dheki, mouser, janta, paddy measuring katha, sil-patta, khalbatta , Supa, Bullock cart wheel, Jhoola, clay bull etc. have been displayed and panoramic pictures related to rural culture have been engraved on the wall.
Selfie zone was set up in the window of this house equipped with rural environment. A temple was built next to the house where women will worship the Shivling.
Health Minister T S Singhdeo, Women and Child Development Minister Anila Bhedia, Industries Minister Kawasi Lakhma, Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agarwal, Lok Sabha MP Jyotsna Mahant, Rajya Sabha MP Chhaya Verma, MP Phulodevi Netam, Parliamentary Secretary Chintamani Maharaj, MLA Vikas Upadhyay, Rashmi Singh, Shakuntala Sahu, Vinod Sevenlal Chandrakar, MLA Arun Vora, Uttari Jangde, Sangeeta Sinha, Mohitram Kerketta, Women Commission chairperson Kiranmayi Nayak, former MLA Pratima Chandrakar, State Mineral Development Corporation President Girish Dewangan, National Spokesperson Alka Lamba, Dr Ragini Nayak and many public representatives, and a large number of women were present.