Deshapriya Park

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Deshapriyo Park
Location Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata
Owner Public

Deshapriyo Park is a playground of South Kolkata, having Rash Behari Avenue on one side and Sarat Bose Road on another. Different games like Cricket, Football, Tennis etc. are regularly played here by professional and amateur players and locals. In the playground one of the biggest Durga Puja is organized.[1] 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– "Deshapriyo 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".[2] The stage and sculpture was however inaugurated by the chief minister of West Bengal , Mamata Banerjee on the event of Language Day. On Feb.12, 2015 Mayor Sovan Chatterjee inaugurated[3] Kolkata's first Grid Connected battery-less Solar Power street lighting system at Deshapriya Park.

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  1. ^ "Deshapriya Park Durga Puja". About Kolkata (website). Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deshapriya Park shrinks, yet again". The Times of India. Jun 14, 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "First Grid connected battery-less solar lights at Deshapriya Park". KMC Official Website. Retrieved 3 November 2015.