August 7, 2015
75,000 bicycles to be distributed to Kolkata students
The West Bengal Government has decided to introduce the rural trend of distributing bicycles in urban areas. The backward welfare department would distribute 75,000 bicycles amongst Class 10 and Class 12 students of government and government-aided schools in Kolkata. The cycles may be distributed with the help of KMC.
The Kolkata Mayor also announced that the Rakhi Utsav will be celebrated in every ward of the KMC and it will soon specify the size of the stage to be erected and pictures of Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul Islam and Swami Vivekananda to be garland and sweets distributed.
Workshops were also held for councillors on how to speed up schemes launched by the state government.