Teachers’ Day - 2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today conferred the Siksha Ratna awards to outstanding teachers of Bengal at the state-level celebration of Teachers’ Day at Nazrul Mancha. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that teachers have a remarkable contribution in shaping students to become good human beings and lead the nation. It is the teachers who have an overwhelming role in influencing minds and turning them to profound repositories of knowledge and wisdom, she said. She extended her best wishes and respectful regards to teachers all over the state, country and the world. In today’s programme, she announced that the medical insurance scheme the ‘Swasthya Sathi’ health scheme will cover teachers from now. She also announced that there was a plan to include from next year Class VIII students in the Sabuj Sathi scheme, where cycles are being distributed among students.