February 2, 2015
WB CM gives away Tele Akademi Awards
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee felicitated personalities from the Bengali television world today at the Tele Akademi Awards programme held at the Nazrul Mancha.
The Tele Akademi Awards is being organized by the West Bengal Tele Academy since last year where personalities from the Bengali television industry are awarded for their exceptional performances throughout the year. Distinguished personalities-actors, directors, producers and technicians of Bengali television are awarded through this programme.
After the award ceremony a colourful cultural programme was performed by the television artistes.
In 2014, the inaugural year of the Tele Akademi Awards, actors Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Monoj Mitra, Sabitri Chattopadhyay and Madhabi Mukhopadhyay were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The Trinamool Government had introduced Banga Sammanana in the year 2011 for notable contribution to the state; the Govt has also been honouring distinguished artists from the field of music with Sangeet Samman, and those associated with sports with the Khel Samman.
Highlights of WB CM Speech:
- I am very glad to be here at Tele Akademi Awards. This is a Milan Mela of television actors.
- We set up the Tele Academy last year. We are proud of our TV actors.
- Television is the most popular entertainment medium.
- People who reach the hearts of millions of people are true artists.
- Television is a big industry. It generates a lot of jobs. This is a cultural industry.
- People from Hollywood and Bollywood are shooting films in Bengal. This is a matter of pride.
- We are honouring 106 people today.
- We have honored Jatra artists, folk artists, technicians, musicians. My best wishes to all.
- We are setting up a Tele Studio at Baruipur. A flyover is also being set up for better connectivity.
- If you need any cooperation, let us know.
- Death of culture is the death of a civilisation.
- Every day after work, I watch serials on TV. I love music-based shows also.
- I believe every serial has a message.