The 67th Republic Day
•  The 67th Republic Day was held on Red Road, Kolkata. Hon’ble Governor hoisted the National Flag, in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and all the Hon’ble Ministers of the State Cabinet. Besides the march pasts, a colourful parade and procession with decorated tableaux portraying the State’s culture and heritage were the highlights of the programme. Students from various parts of Bengal took part in the colourful programme.
The 40th International Kolkata Book Fair
•  The 40th International Kolkata Book Fair has been inaugurated at Milan Mela Grounds, in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This year, the theme country is Bolivia and the noted Bolivian author Magela Baudoin graced the occasion. Distinguished writers, publishers, booksellers and book lovers in huge numbers were also present there. For the first time, Vietnam has participated in the International Kolkata Book Fair.
120th birth anniversary of Netaji
•  The state-level celebration of birth anniversary of ‘Deshanayak’ Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was commemorated in Darjeeling with due dignity and honour. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present with Hon’ble Minister for Sports, Housing and Youth Service, Aroop Biswas, along with senior officials of the state government and many dignitaries from Darjeeling hills and elsewhere. A huge number of enthusiastic participants were present in the venue to pay their respects to Netaji. Local people and renowned performers presented a colourful cultural programme with a deep touch of patriotism.
First anniversary celebration of Sherpa Cultural Board
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in the prize distribution ceremony of Himal-Terai-Dooars Sports Festival, 2016 and first anniversary celebration of Sherpa Cultural Board in North Point, Darjeeling. A beautiful cultural programme was also presented on the occasion by the people of the Hills. Later in the evening, the Hon’ble Chief Minister attended ‘Uttar Banga Utsav 2016’ being held in Mal, Darjeeling.
Mati Tirtha, Krishi Katha and Mati Utsav - 2016
•  The “Mati Utsav”2016 was celebrated at Sadhanpur, Bardhaman, in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and distinguished invitees from different walks of life. On the same day, she inaugurated the permanent structure, ‘Mati Tirtha, Krishi Katha’, a permanent facility for soil-related activities and dissemination of information related to agriculture and agri-businesses. Shealso laid the foundation stone for the “Langcha Hub”, with a Common Facility Centre for the famous langcha, sitabhog and mihidana of Burdwan.
Baul and Folk festival - 2016
•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the Baul and Folk Festival, organised for the first time, at Kenduli in Birbhum. The Government has decided to set up “Joydev Baul Academy” in Kenduli, for preservation, research and further development of this rich folk art. Hon’ble Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of the same. Over one thousand Baul singers under the State Lokprasar Prakalpa performed in a chorus in this programme. She also visited the Joydev Mandir in Kenduli and instructed the district administration to draw up plans to spruce up the area befitting to heritage status. The district administration in association with Tourism Department has built a eco-friendly tourist complex near Bolpur, which was named as “Rangabitan” by the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
20th Jatra Utsav - 2016
•  The 20th "Jatra Utsav", has been inaugurated at Kacchari Maidan in Barasat in presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ‘Banglar Jibone Jatra’ is the theme, in this year. The 32-day long Jatra Festival will be showcased both at Kacchari Maidan and Phanibhusan Vidya Binode Yatra Mancha in Bagbzar. Sixteen jatra artistes including Nirmal Mukherje, Jayasree Mukherje were felicitated. Three hundred and eleven poor jatra artistes were given financial assistance. Minakshi Dey was given Bina Dasgupta Award.
Felicitation of Ghulam Ali at Milan Utsav - 2016
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated the ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali from Pakistan, in a special programme, “Milan Utsav, 2016” at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She said, music has no boundaries. A spectacular performance by the ghazal maestro was the main event of the programme, which enthralled the dignitaries and the gather mass present at Netaji Indoor Stadium.
Vivek Chetana Utsav - 2016
•  ‘Vivek Chetana Utsav’ a state-wide programme to commemorate the 154th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanada, is being celebrated throughout the State and will run for the next two days.
Closing ceremony of Bengal Global Business Summit - 2016
•  The Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 concluded today with a speech by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In her concluding address, the Hon’ble Chief Minister touched on the many investment decisions which have been made over the two days of the summit. It was announced that, exceeding the investment proposals of 2015, this Summit generated staggering new investment proposals of Rs 2,50,104 Crore.
Bengal Global Business Summit - 2016
•  The Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Milan Mela ground in Kolkata today. Glorifying the occasion were His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr Tshering Tobgay, Rt Hon Priti Patel, Minister for Employment in UK, Mr Norbu Wangchuk, Hon'ble Minister for Economic Affairs, Bhutan, Mr Tofail Ahmed, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh, Hon'ble Central Ministers Mr Arun Jaitley, Mr Nitin Gadkari, Mr Suresh Prabhu, Mr Piyush Goyal, and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr Arvind Kejriwal. Gracing the occasion were also noted industrialists Mr Mukesh Ambani, Dr Subhas Chandra, Mr Niranjan Hiranandani, Mr Sajjan Jindal, Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Mr Mohandas Pai, Mr Y C Deveshwar, Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Mr Harshvardhan Neotia along with captains of industry from the country and abroad. Respected Ambassadors and delegates from 25 countries, chambers of commerce and industry including the three apex bodies-CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and a galaxy of celebrated personalities from the world of business, commerce, governance and other key sectors were present.