Deshapriya Park

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Deshapriya Park
Location Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata
Owner Public

Deshapriya Park is a playground of South Kolkata, West Bengal, India.[1] Different games like Cricket, Football, Tennis etc. are regularly played here by professional and amateur players. In the playground one of the biggest Durga Puja is organized.[2] The Priya cinema is located beside this playground.

As of June 2012 the park was shrinking day by day. Firstly it was encroached by a club and then a public toilet and a restaurant. Bonani Kakkar, a green activist reacted– "Deshapriya Park has been grabbed several times in the past. The forms of permanent constructions vary, but encroachment never stops. Now fresh encroachment is allowed in the form of a stage".[3]

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  1. ^ Geert De Neve; Henrike Donner (2006). The Meaning of the Local: Politics of Place in Urban India. Routledge. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-1-84472-114-6. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deshapriya Park Durga Puja". About Kolkata (website). Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Deshapriya Park shrinks, yet again". The Times of India. Jun 14, 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.