Kanyashree Utsav
•  Recently, Bengal’s dream project ‘Kanyashree’ has won the prestigious first place award from United Nations Public Services. Thousands of ‘Kanyashrees’ had assembled to celebrate the winning at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Hon’ble Chief minister mamata Banerjee felicitated the successful Kanyashree girls on the day. She introduced the launch of K-3 project for university students. The Government will give monthly stipend of Rs 2500 to girl students who score 45% marks. A galaxy of stars and distinguished personalities from all walks of life were also present in the colourful pogramme.
Mahanayak Samman, 2017
•  “Mahanayak Samman, 2017”, instituted by the West Bengal Government in honour of the legendary Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, was conferred today by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on eminent cine personalities for outstanding contribution in the world of cinema. Lifetime Achievement award was conferred on the distinguished actress, Shakuntala Barua. Awards were also presented to Prosenjit Chatterjee, Nusrat Jahan, Arindam Sil, Bickram Ghosh, Soumik Halder and Padmanabha Dasgupta. Suparnokanti Karati for the film "Bisarjan" and Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay for the film "Praktan" film were also among the awardees for Best Film and Best Producer categories. A beautiful cultural program by eminent artistes was presented in Nazrul Mancha on the occasion. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that Bengal’s cinema has a great place of distinction in the country and the world.