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Note ban, money tree showcased this Durga Puja

Friday - September 15, 2017 4:30 pm , Category : ART & LITERATURE
 Note ban,  money tree  showcased this Durga Puja
Note ban, money tree showcased this Durga Puja

Kolkata Sep 15 (IANS) The fantasy of plucking crisp currency notes off a "money tree" comes alive at a Durga puja celebration here while raising the question if money is indeed eternal or has a timespan like the humans who use it.



Themed Notebandi Na Manush Bandi (Is it a note ban or keeping the public captive) the pandal (marquee) of Mitra Sanghati a well-known club in north Kolkata mirrors a run-down house with a 20 feet tree growing in its courtyard. And this tree with its spreading branches which have currency notes growing out of them in place of leaves is billed as the prime attraction. "The tree is a physical representation of the money tree . It is crafted from straw natural fibres such as jute and replicas of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1 000 notes make up its leaves " Mridul Biswas Joint Secretary of the organisation told IANS. Elaborating on the concept of money tree he said: "When we ask a person for something sometimes that person questions sarcastically do I happen to have a money tree . So the idea revolves around this figment of imagination of having all the money one desires." Placed at vantage locations inside the Rs 12 lakh-marquee are frames portraying how various groups of people dealt with demonetisation that was announced on November 8 last year. "There are the corporates as well as the common man. Suddenly money became nothing. So the question arose: Does money also have a lifespan just like us " said Biswas. He said the organisers had written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee apprising her of the idea. "Since she was the first one to speak against demonetisation and for the common man we apprised her of our theme. We have received a letter from the Chief Minister wishing us all the best " Biswas added. Banerjee s Trinamool Congress has been on the warpath with the Central government over demonetisation. She has criticised the Centre for the decline in GDP growth saying her apprehension of "drastic decline in productivity" due to demonetisation had proved to be true. --IANS sgh/him/vd

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