Started in 2013, the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman (BBSS) is an award ceremony that truly recognises and appreciates the brilliance and innovation in organising Durga Puja. It is a unique concept in itself as it attracts 'baroary' or the community durga puja organizers from Kolkata, districts of the State,other states in the country as well as foreign countries to take part in a fair and free competition and are judged on the basis of excellence in artistry and craftsmanship,creation of a better ambience,organising skills and adding rich, traditional values to the annual event of celebrations.
For Pujas in Kolkata, there are 12 award categories and for Pujas in Rest of Bengal there are 4 award categories for each district. Apart from this, the best pujas from rest of India and also rest of the World are awarded under BBSS. Applications for participation in this award have to comply with rules and regulations as prescribed by different statutory authorities and they are judged in complete transparency. As we all know, an occasion like Durga Puja has very few equals; each puja is unique and excels others in terms of creativity and rich taste. Therefore, Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman is Your opportunity to take part in one of the most significantly prolific celebrations of the world,where people come together and celebrate together.