EVENTS
20/05/2017
Six anniversary celebration of present government
•  On May 20, 2011, Mamata Banerjee took oath as the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal in Raj Bhavan. The state government celebrated the sixth anniversary of that occasion, today by releasing two tableaus each from every district headquarters. The theme of the tableaus are ‘Ekotai Sampriti'. The focus is to create a ‘Proud Bengal'. The tableaus which will be released from Nabanna were flagged off by Hon’ble Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and Hon’ble Finance and Industry Minister Dr Amit Mitra. Of the two tableaus, one contain traditional artists who are under the scheme of ‘Lok Prasar Prakalpa'. The other one contain hoardings giving out messages of harmony and unity. The tableaus released from all the 23 districts will go around the districts till 20th June.
20/05/2017
Bangabibhusan and Bangabhusan - 2017
•  Bengal's highest civilian award, "Banga Bibhusan" and "Banga Bhusan", were conferred today on eminent personalities for outstanding contribution in respective fields of literature, medicine, culture, film, industry, and public services. The theme for the day was Unity is Harmony. A beautiful cultural program on this theme was presented by a galaxy of distinguished artists and performers from different genres at Nazrul Mancha. "Banga Bibhusan" was conferred on poet Nirendranath Chakraborty, Musician Bappi Lahiri, industrialist Y C Deveswar, actor Soumitra Chatterjee, pulmonologist Dr Dhiman Ganguly and retired IPS Arun Prasad Mukherjee. "Banga Bhusan" was conferred on gastroentologist Dr Abhijit Chowdhury, actor Chapal Bhaduri, Rabindra Sangeet exponent from Bangladesh, Rezwana Chowdhury Bonya, singer Lakkhshman Das Baul, Fakir and Darbesh singer Khidmat Fakir and folk artiste Ganat Rabha.