Celebration of 68th Independence Day
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted people on the occasion of Independence Day. She was present at the Independence Day parade at Red Road. Hon’ble Chief Minister unfurled the tricolour on Red Road and received a guard of honour from the Kolkata police. Cultural programmes were held by school children and various artistes at the Red Road venue showcasing the cultural heritage of the country. On this occasion, for the first time in West Bengal, Police Medals and commendation awards were conferred to IPS officers and officials of various departments for their distinguished service by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The state government departments which received the award for commendable service were Department for Panchayat and Rural and Development, Women and Child Welfare, Finance, Small Scale Industries, Health and Family Welfare. The district administration of Hoogly, Nadia, Burdwan and Birbhum were also conferred awards for commendable service in 100 Days Work Scheme. The departments of tourism, information and cultural affairs, women and social welfare department and labour brought out colourful.
Biswa Bangla chain of stores
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the second outlet of the Biswa Bangla chain of stores at Dakshinapan Shopping Centre in South Kolkata.
Kanyashreee Dibas
•  The first Kanyashreee Dibas was celebrated today in every block of the State. Today at the State-level celebrations at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ceremonially transferred the grants of Kanyashree to the bank accounts of almost four lakh girl students around the state. The Chief Minister felicitated fifty girl students for their achievement in different competitions, as well as distributed prizes to three best districts, three best schools and three best colleges for their contribution to the Kanyashree scheme.