Bangla Sangeetmela - 2017
•  The ‘Bangla Sangeetmela, 2017’ and ‘Biswabangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav’ were inaugurated at ‘Uttirna’Open Air Theatre today, by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The ‘Bishesh Sangeet Samman’, ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ and ‘Sangeet Samman’ awards, initiated by the present Government, were conferred on outstanding performers for their glorious contribution to the world of music from today’s programme. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that over the next seven days, nearly 5000 artists will present a festival of music across a number of venues in Kolkata. In addition, there will be thousands of folk artists performing in Kolkata and across the districts showcasing the rich and diverse heritage of folk music and culture of Bengal, she informed.
Kolkata Christmas Festival - 2017
•  The annual Kolkata Christmas Festival was inaugurated today Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Allen Park. Started in 2011, this is the seventh year of festivities. Park Street has been beautifully illuminated befitting Christmas and New Year celebrations and a spirit of festivity is prevailing all around. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the people are for peace, unity, harmony and brotherhood and together they celebrate all occasions. Later, the Hon’ble Chief Minister attended a pre-Christmas meet at St Xavier’s College.