Khadya Sathi Dibas - 2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee initiated Khadya Sathi Dibas and Police Investiture Ceremony today at a function on Red Road, Kolkata.
The 68th Republic Day
•  With due honour and dignity, the 68th Republic Day celebration was held on Red Road, Kolkata. Hon’ble Governor hoisted the National Flag in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and all the Hon’ble Ministers of the State Cabinet. March pasts by defence forces personnels and state police forces added colours to the event. A colourful parade and procession with decorated tableaux portraying the State’s culture and heritage were the highlights of the programme. Various developmental schemes of the State Government were also showcased in the parade. Students from various parts of Bengal took part in the colourful parade.
The 41th Kolkata Book Fair - 2017
•  The International Kolkata Book Fair, the largest attended Book Fair in the world, is being held at Milan Mela, Kolkata, from January 25th, 2017 – February 5th, 2017, supported by the West Bengal Government. The Focal Theme being Costa Rica this year, eminent Costa Rican litterateur Roxana Pinto López inaugurated this year’s edition along with Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Veteran Bengali poet and litterateur Nirendranath Chatterjee was the special guest on the occasion.
121th birth anniversary of Netaji
•  On the 2nd day of her visit to North Bengal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 121st birth anniversary, at Darjeeling Mall.
Himal Terai Dooars Sports Festival, 2017
•  On The first day of North Bengal visit, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the prize distribution ceremony of Himal Terai Dooars Sports Festival, 2017 in Kurseong. Thousands of youth from different districts of North Bengal had taken part in archery, martial arts, football and volleyball competitions under this sporting event. The Hon’ble Chief Minister flagged off the 7-day 'Uttarbanga Utsav' to be held across various places in the seven districts of North Bengal. Besides ‘Banga Ratna’ awards were given on the occasion.
Baul and Lok Utsav - 2017
•  The annual “Baul and Lok Utsav”, ahead of the famous Joydev Mela, was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Joydev-Kenduli in Birbhum today. Thousands of bauls from all over the state were present creating an amazing aura of captivating baul and folk songs and music and echoing the great heritage of folk arts of Bengal. The Hon’ble Chief Minister today laid the foundation stone of “Baul Bitan”, a new facility for baul singers to propagate their practice and tourism destination. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that Government has decided to observe the “Makar Sankranti” day every year as “Lok Prasar Shilpi Dibas” to celebrate the glorious place of folk arts in the cultural world of Bengal.
Mati Utsav - 2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee was present in the inauguration ceremony of ‘Mati Utsav’, 2018 in Mati Tirtha-Krishi Katha, Purba Burdwan. To strengthen the bonding of humanity with ‘Mati’ (earth), which sustains and nourishes life and provides livelihood to millions of people, the West Bengal Government had started the festival in 2013. The focussed purpose of this event is convergence of agriculture with allied sectors and improving productivity and income of farmers with sustainability. Outstanding contributions in the farming sector were felicitated with “Krishak Samman” awards today.
Jangalmahal Utsav - 2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister today inaugurated the fourth ‘Jangalmahal Utsav’, to be held at Jhargram from 3rd to 10th January, was also inaugurated from today’s occasion. Later, the Hon’ble Chief Minister visited some areas of the district and interacted with the local people.