August 21, 2014
Biswa Banga Sammelan to be held in Kolkata in January, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms MamataBanerjee attended a cultural function organized by the Bengali Association ofSingapore on Wednesday evening. The Chief Minister appealed to the Bengalicommunity of Singapore to remember their roots and focus on the developmentalinitiatives of Bengal. She asked them to be individual brand ambassadors of theState.
She told the members of the BengaliAssociation that she was proud of the success of Bengalis in Singapore. Sheappealed to them not to forget their motherland. She asked for theircooperation and support for the upcoming BiswaBanga Sammelan to be held from January 7-9, 2015 at Kolkata. The January 9session will be exclusively for non-resident Bengali entrepreneurs.
Didi stressed that she is not a ChiefMinister but just a simple worker. She said all that mattered to her was thelove people showered on her.
Later that evening she updated her Facebookpage:
“Today was a milestone occasion for WestBengal. This morning, we had a business summit of more than 200 officials andindustrialists, all of whom have showed much passion and determination to makeWest Bengal achieve greater heights. A promising 13 business dealings havecommenced between Singapore and West Bengal.
I am confident that in the near future wewill have a stronger and more dynamic business relationship with Singapore.This is part of our bigger dream to have local roots with global pursuits, andmake our Biswa Bangla brand resonatebeyond our borders.
This evening, I have also met with theBengali Association of Singapore. They are a lively representation of ourbeautiful culture. They too have responded positively to support their roots.
Tomorrow I will meet Singapore's Ministerfor Foreign Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam who had invited me to this country.”