January 20, 2014
WB CM to focus on culture during her 4-day North Bengal visit
Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee is visiting North Bengal again. Fulfilling her promise, she is going to inaugurate the North Bengal Secretariat – Uttar Kanya at Kamrangaguri near Siliguri today. This move will usher in a new surge of development in an area which the earlier Government had neglected for 34 long years.
After inaugurating the new Secretariat, Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the 3rd Uttarbanga Utsav, beginning today at Kanchenjunga stadium, Siliguri. The event will continue till January 26, 2014.
In this programme, the prestigious Banga Samman will be awarded to six distinguished personalities from six districts of North Bengal, whose contributions have enriched West Bengal`s culture. Being a visionary, Ms. Mamata Banerjee had successfully decentralised governance and taken the Secretariat to the people through her district tours.
Different government aids and services will also be distributed by the Chief Minister on the occasion. She will give away cheques of Nija Griha Nija Bhumi, Kanyashree, Swami Vivekananda Swanirvar Karma Sangsthan schemes; pension for people belonging to SC and ST, caste certificates, Kisan Credit Cards, pump sets, power tillers and equipment for fishermen will be distributed on the spot.
The Chief Minister will leave for Mirik today evening where she will be present at a programme organised by the Tamang Youth Association.
On January 22nd, she will inaugurate the renovated Roy Villa at Lebong, the house where Sister Nivedita breathed her last. The house has now been transformed to Nivedita Educational & Cultural Institute. She will also hand over prizes to the winners of the first ever Hill Marathon organised jointly by the district police and the Tourism department.
On January 23, for the first time, the State Government will celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the Hills. In a programme to be held at Gidda in Kurseong, the Chief Minister will pay tribute to the Bengal icon. The Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stones of 4 Ropeway Services in the Hills and Kurseong Medical College.