22nd Jatra Utsav - 2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the 22nd Jatra Utsav at Barasat Kachari Maidan in North 24 Parganas. Department of Information & Culture, Govt of West Bengal and Paschimbanga Jatra Akademi are jointly organising the festival. The 32-day festival will be held at multiple venues. Hon’ble Chief Minister said. Jatra is immensely popular even today among people and has a huge mass connection. Every year, this festival is held with lots of enthusiasm and participation of people across all sectors, she said. Outstanding contributions in the world of jatra were conferred with the prestigious ‘Shantigopal-Tapankumar’ award instituted by the present Government.
International Mother Language Day - 2018
•  The State-level programme of the February 21 International Mother Language Day was celebrated in a befitting manner today at Gangarampur in Dakshin Dinajpur. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a visit to the districts of North Bengal, was present on the occasion.
Himal-Tarai Dooars Sports Festival, 2018
•  During her visit to North Bengal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today in the prize distribution ceremony of Himal-Tarai Dooars Sports Festival, 2018, organised by the West Bengal Government in the Mal, Darjeeling. Around 18,500 participants and 805 clubs of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Kalimpong districts took part in archery, martial arts, football and volleyball tournaments under the sports festival. The Hon’ble Chief minister stated that she loves Darjeeling and wants peace, happiness and prosperity to flourish in the hills. She stated that the Government is committed to keep the hill brothers and sisters smiling always. She urged all to carry on development works with greater thrust. Today, the Hon’ble Chief Minister announced the Government’s decision of setting up of a new university in the hills for enhancement of higher education opportunities of the youth of the area.