August 15, 2019
Bangla Govt observing Sanskriti Dibas on the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan
The Bangla Government is celebrating Sanskriti Dibas today. The idea to celebrate the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan as Sanskriti Dibas was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to spread the message of communal harmony.
In 1905, Rabindranath Tagore had observed Rakhi Bandhan as a mark of unity between Hindus and Muslims when the British decided to divide Bengal.
The State Youth Services and Sports Department is hosting the programmes across 342 blocks, 122 municipalities, six municipal corporations and all the 144 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
It may be mentioned here that Mamata Banerjee has time and again spread the message of unity and harmony at various public meetings. She has urged people to uphold the spirit of Bangla which stands for peace, progress and prosperity.