August 31, 2011
CM offers her best wishes on Eid, expresses solidarity and fraternity
Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee started her day by offering prayers in the morning at the biggest Namaz congregation at Red Road on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today.
Ms. Banerjee believes in secular ideology and has derived strength from the philosophy in the famous lines penned by Bidrohi Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam `Mora eki brinte duti kusum Hindu Musalman, ekjon tar noyon moni aarekjon tar pran`. Incidentally, she had convened a programme organized by West Bengal Minority Development & Finance Corporation last month and after greeting the crowd on the occasion of Ramzan she reiterated her commitment towards the minority community. `I have deliberately kept the Minority office under me as there has been no positive development over the years and I want to see positive development in this regard`, she added assuring her government’s commitment to keep all promises in this laid down in the manifesto.
The Minister for Urban Development and Town and Country Planning, Janab Firhad Hakim recently reiterated the Chief Minister`s concern over the Minority development. ` The Minority Affairs Ministry is in charge of the Chief Minister and that only proves how serious she is regarding these developmental programmes.’
The Chief Minister had assured the minority community regarding overall development across the districts in the state and will construct 37,300 houses under the Indira Awas Yojna, 49 schools which will impart Urdu language, 717 health centre. Her government has given recognition to nearly 10,000 Madrashas in the state making them eligible to get affiliations to the schemes from the Central Government.