•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today in the Centenary Celebration of Bharat Sevashram Sangha at Netaji Indoor Stadium. From the programme, she inaugurated an archive of Mahasweta Debi’s great works, personal collections and prestigious awards, made in her home by the government. Also, a unique Japanese Forest at Eco Park, Kolkata was also inaugurated today, which will be a new addition to the star attractions of Eco Park.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed that she was saddened and shocked at incident of Indian engineer in Kansas, USA who was an unfortunate victim and reiterated that the politics of hate should not be supported. Reacting to on the unfortunate and tragic death of an Indian engineer in Kansas, USA, she said that she said that the world is one big family and people from different countries live in different nations. She said that everybody must all understand this.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today met with the representatives of private hospitals and nursing homes, especially those of the city, at Town Hall to take stock of the functioning of these hospitals. In the meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Minister expressed that sent out a message to the private hospitals saying that patients must be treated humanely. The treatment must be provided with ease and simplicity as this is a social responsibility, she said. She suggested to the private hospitals that they must maintain e-records of patients. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also mentioned that the Government will bring in an Amendment to the West Bengal Clinical Act in the upcoming session of the Assembly. She ended the meeting stating that the government will set up West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission headed by a former judge for monitoring private hospitals.
•  Like every year, the West Bengal Government commemorated International Mother Language Day today in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Deshapriya Park, Kolkata. Earlier in the day, the Hon’ble Chief Minister paid her tributes at Bhasha Shahid Smarak at 21se Udyan. Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that the Government has decided to give recognition to Kuruk language.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today felicitated sporting legends at a ceremony held at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She conferred Khel Samman on 13 sports persons, Banglar Gourab Samman on 15 sportspersons, Krira Guru Samman on 5 coaches. Samar Banerjee and Naresh Kumar were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sports personalities, Atanu Das, Soumyajit Ghosh, Mouma Das and Debasree Majumder were honoured with ‘Bishesh Samman’ and gymnast Dipa Karmakar was felicitated with ‘Ananya Samman’. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that footballs and volleyballs, made by our rural artisans under supervision of our own great footballers was launched on the occasion which has been named "Joyee”.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the inauguration programme of a booster pumping station at Harish Park in South Kolkata, in a programme organised by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced Kalimpong as 21st district of the State, from a ceremony at Kalimpong Mela Grounds. She was present on the historic occasion of declaration of new district of Kalimpong alongwith the officials of the Government, luminaries and distinguished persons from Kalimpong and the hills and thousands of bright and cheerful people. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that the Government will work together for development of the new district, creating jobs for our young generation, turning around the economy and making Kalimpong a world-class tourist destination as well.
•  Reacting on the West Bengal Budget 2017-18, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that despite financial compulsions and the effect of demonetisation, no scheme in the social sector has been scrapped in the State Budget.
•  Hon’ble British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith paid a visit to Nabanna and had a meeting with the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Discussions were held regarding UK investments in Bengal in different sectors including education and research.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a statement said that restrictions and sufferings of people due to demonetisation is still not over three months since demonetisation was announced by the Prime Minister on November 8, 2016. She pointed out that the economy has slowed down tremendously. The nation is facing acute economic crisis. How much longer should people suffer, she questioned. She termed the “Demonetisation-Remonetisation” as “visionless, missionless, and directionless” and said the step has derailed the nation.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today at the inauguration of a two day-long conference of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department today at Netaji Indoor stadium. On today’s programme, awards were presented to Panchayat bodies for outstanding work across various sectors like 100-days work, sanitation, construction of rural roads, rural housing and self-help groups.