•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today in an interactive programme with representatives of tribal communities at Nabanna Sabhaghar. Under the community development initiative of the West Bengal Government, it is indeed a pleasure to hear local development issues from young men and women who had come from all over the state including the far flung areas, the Hon’ble Chief Minister said. She said that the West Bengal government is committed to ensure all round development of all communities. Significant work has already been done in this regard and we are taking it forward in the days ahead with greater thrust, she said.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired a meeting at Nabanna on economy and austerity in Government expenditure.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a statement informed that British Council and Government of West Bengal are going to sign a MoU to promote cultural, educational and skill development exchanges between Britain and Bengal. Among the salient features under the MoU are celebration of Durga Puja in the UK during Thames Festival, hosting of a River Festival in Kolkata similar to the Thames Festival in the UK, exchanging visitors between the UK and Bengal for cultural exchanges, collaboration on skill development, communication in English and overall enhancement of employability of the youth of West Bengal. This will take forward more exchanges between Britain and Bengal in cultural, educational and skill development fields. Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council, India was present with his colleagues at the signing session. Earlier Hon’ble Chief Minister had raised these issues during her visit to the UK, after which Baroness Usha Prashar, Member of the House of Lords and Global Deputy Chairperson of British Council had come to Kolkata to take the initiative forward.
•  On her way to Nabanna today morning, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid a surprise visit to Ashutosh College in South Kolkata and warned of stern action against those who were indulging in irregularities during the admission process of colleges. She also interacted with students, their parents and officials at the online desk to take a stock of the ongoing admission process.