July 12, 2012
Chief Minster discusses tourism at Jalpaiguri, on her way to Kalimpong
On Thursday the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee convened a meeting with the forest officials at the bungalow in Gachbari in Jalpaiguri where she is putting up. Incidentally, the Chief Minister spent 45-minutes at Gorumara National Park a on Wednesday and took keen interest and interacted with the officials.
Ms. Mamata Banerjee on the request of the forest officials named a baby elephant as `Borshon`, inorder to keep significance of the naming with the present situation of inclement weather in the region due to heavy down pour. Immediately, after this Chief Minister set off for Kalipong where she will spend Thursday night and participate in the birth anniversary celebration of the noted Nepali poet Bhanubhakta.
However, while on her way to Kalimpong, Chief Minister stopped by at a workshop run by a self-help-group which is into manufacturing bags and other artifacts made of jute. Ms. Mamata Banerjee snatched some time from her busy schedule and spent some time with the artisans and interacted with them to know what are the ground realities or what are the problems that they face and also how to make the industry better.
Later in the evening Chief Minister shared her feelings on her official Facebook homepage (http://www.facebook.com/MamataBanerjeeOfficial), `For the last three days, I have been traveling from Cooch Behar to Jalpaiguri to Dooars. I held review meetings with thousands of people. Now I am in Tagda Forest near Kalimpong. During my discussion with forest officers, I emphasized to give more and more importance for protection of forest and green environment, and also providing rights of forest to the forest dwellers. Tomorrow i will attend the birth anniversary of the great poet Sri Bhanu Bhakta at Kalimpong`.