Marking a year of GI tag Misti Hub celebrates Rosogolla Divas

first_imgKolkata: Rasogolla Divas was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Misti Hub in New Town to mark the first anniversary of International GI (Geographical Indication) tag by Bengal.The programme was organised by Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO). Noted scholar on Kolkata Haripada Bhowmick narrated the story on how Bengal got the international GI tag for Rosogolla setting aside Odisha’s claim. It was in 1868, one hundred and fifty years ago Nabin Chandra Das invented sponge Rosogolla. Kalidas Indra brought a sweet very close to Rosogolla that was discovered at Shantipur in Nadia district to Kolkata and set up a shop at Bagbazar. Nabindra Chandra joined his shop as a helper in 1860 and later started his own business in 1864. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePratap Rudradev King of Odisha became a disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He added sweets made of Chana and offered it to Lord Jagannath as sweets made out of Chana were liked by Mahaprabhu. As Chana is a waste product of milk it was not offered to God. As King Pratap Rudradev introduced Chanabada, Odisha government claimed its GI right over Rosogolla as Chanabada is the ancestor of Rosogolla. However, following the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bengal bagged the international GI tag for Rosogolla. Rosogolla is famous world-wide. Over the years, modern varieties of Rosogolla like the baked Rosogolla and Orange Rosogolla have become quite famous. About 10 persons who have made new Rosogolla recipes were given certificates by HIDCO. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTagore was a lover of sponge Rosogolla and had often requested his student Dr Pasupati Bhattacharya to get Rosogollas from Nabin Das’ shop at Bagbazar. After winning the IFA Shield, the players of Mohun Bagan Club were given a treat where Nabin Das’ Rosogolla were served. Misti Hub houses 10 shops under one roof. It is situated near the gate number 3 of Eco Park. The hub has become very popular and many people who come to the city or on their way back buy Rosogollas for their friends and relatives.last_img

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