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Calcutta park to host Rosogolla Day on Nov 14

At 1st anniversary of GI success, meet historians, researchers and master craftsmen of the dessert

By Our Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 8.11.18, 12:52 AM
  • Updated 8.11.18, 2:54 AM
  • a min read
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Rosogollas being soaked in sugar syrup at a shop in north Calcutta’s Bagbazar Telegraph picture

The Mishti Hub in Eco Park will play host to “Rosogolla Day” on November 14 to celebrate the first anniversary of the state securing the geographical identification tag for rosogolla.

As many as 20 popular sweet shops that specialise in making the sweet will display different varieties of the delicacy at the hub.

The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco), which manages Eco Park and the Mishti Hub, is organising the day-long programme.

Debashis Sen, chairman-cum-managing director of Hidco, said a workshop-cum-seminar would be held as part of the event.

“We have invited historians and researchers, as well as master craftsmen of the sweet, to share their experiences. We want to make the event an interactive one so people could learn the various facets of the sweet that has generations hooked on it,” said Sen.

Visitors will be able to buy sweets, join discussions and participate in various kinds of competitions at the programme, Sen said.

Another official of Hidco said an online competition had been started.

“People can send in recipes of food crafted from rosogolla. The dish based on the best recipe will be prepared before the audience at the programme. The winner will get a prize,” the official said.

A geographical identification (GI) tag identifies a product as originating from a particular place. “Bengal’s rosogolla is a pride for the state. And steps are being initiated to celebrate the success of securing the tag,” the official said.

The sweet is a favourite across the country and has for long been a bone of contention between Bengal and Odisha.