July 16, 2015
Bengal showed the way for women’s empowerment in India: WB CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the Government General Degree College at Alipore and the P R Thakur Government College at Thakur Nagar in Gaighata, North 24 Parganas at Hastings House in Alipore.
The West Bengal Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed building of the State Health Transport Organisation (SHTO), the Swasthya Paribahan Bhavan and lay the foundation stone for Soujanya, the new West Bengal Government Guest House, from the same venue.
Education is a key focus area of the present Government under Trinamool Congress.The present Government had set up 31 new colleges in 3 years. There were only 34 colleges in Bengal till 2011.It has set up eight new universities in 3 years, while the past Government had instituted only three universities in 34 years.
In her modest address, the West Bengal Chief Minister inaugurated the Government General Degree College for Girls and named the college after Sister Nivedita. Bengal has been the seat of women’s emancipation with Vidyasagar and Rammohan Roy, the Chief Minister said. She said that education and culture go hand in hand and that develops a beautiful societyand there is no alternative to education.
The Chief Minister said that the Government is setting up ‘Soujanya’ to host diplomatic meeting of national and international importance and the work for it is already progressing. She also inaugurated the new building for the State Health Transport Organisation from the same venue.
The Chief Minister said that the present Government has created infrastructure for many new educational institutions. She said that Bengal will become an educational hub as various international universities are tying up with educational institutes of Bengal. She informed that a women’s university has come up at Diamond Harbour new universities in Bankura, Coochbehar, Asansol has been started. The Nazrul University in Asansol to collaborate with Dhaka for Kazi Nazrul research, she informed. A chair in the name of Bangabandhu Sk Mujibur Rahman at Calcutta University, she informed.
The Chief Minister said that she will showcase Bengal as a educational destination during the forthcoming London trip.