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ACKO brings moving pandals to Kolkata for ease and safety of Darshan

Two pandals are set up on a moving truck with an idol of Durga, a priest and dhaki (traditional Bengali drummers) and are moving through the city

ABP Digital Brand Studio   |   Published 14.10.21, 06:44 PM

Hey Kolkata, this Durga Pujo, you don’t need to step out for the darshan. 

ACKO Insurance is bringing a unique pandal experience to Kolkata. Traditionally during Durga Puja Kolkata comes alive with many puja pandals across the city and devotees, natives and tourists go pandal hopping, visiting each for the goddess’s blessing, and the visual treat it has to offer. With the on-going COVID-19 pandemic however, the culture of visiting pandals and celebrating these auspicious days outside with family and friends will be more restricted this year.


Hence ACKO Insurance has launched a special initiative, 'Baadi Ashlo Maa' with the intent of bringing the pandals closer to people for ease and safety of worship. These 2 Pandals are set up on a moving truck with an idol of the goddess, a priest and dhakee (traditional Bengali drummers) and are moving through the city of Kolkata availing darshan. This activation is being done in partnership with various Resident Welfare Associations and Housing societies. Two moving pandals are visiting 10+ RWAs and 12+ housing societies daily,  inviting residents to participate in fun activities and take blessings. The moving pandal will cover many neighbourhoods in South and East Kolkata, visiting 15+ residential societies. Further updates about the pandal’s location and movement are being given on radio Big FM 92.7. 

In addition to the RWAs and Housing societies, the pandals will also visit old age homes. At the old age homes, ACKO Insurance is hosting an array of activities and providing giveaways to all those living at the venue. 

This campaign will be carried out through various channels and platforms, i.e. On ground (RWAs and Housing Societies),  Radio Channel Big FM 92.7 and engagement on Digital Platforms. 

ACKO Insurance is one of India’s leading digital insurance policy providers with its entire operations offered through the digital platform. Founded in 2016 by Varun Dua and Ruchi Deepak, ACKO’s entire process is designed to provide a better customer experience. ACKO executes primarily through a digital platform with no offline hassles - zero paperwork from purchase, claims to renewals. ACKO’s innovative products and smart technology offerings make it stand out. The company uses a direct-to-consumer approach for distributing traditional products, allowing for favorable risk selection and underwriting. ACKO also offers innovative and bite-sized insurance products such as rider insurance, mobile and appliance protection, ticket cancellation etc in  partnership with 35+ leading players in the internet ecosystem such as Ola, Oyo, redBus, Zomato, HDB Financial Services and Urban Company. In a span of 3 years of operations, the company has distributed insurance policies to over 68+ Mn unique customers and issued 1 Bn+ insurance policies.

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