The Foundation Day of West Bengal State was celebrated at Raj Bhavan under the chairmanship of State Governor Anandiben Patel. The Governor highlighted the importance of realizing the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ (One India, Great India) as she organized the foundation day of West Bengal at Raj Bhavan in Uttar Pradesh.
West Bengal Day Celebrated In UP Under The Governor Despite CM Mamata Banerjee’s Opposition
The Governor emphasized the unbreakable ties between Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, noting that many residents of West Bengal have been settled in Uttar Pradesh for generations. She stressed the need to preserve our cultural heritage, extending greetings and best wishes to everyone on West Bengal Foundation Day. She also highlighted Kolkata, the second largest city in India and known as the cultural capital of the country, as a significant aspect of West Bengal.
The Governor described the rich cultural heritage of West Bengal, deeply rooted in Bengali literature, music, fine arts, drama, theater, and cinema. Festivals hold great importance in the state, with Durga Puja being the main festival. She mentioned other festivals celebrated with grandeur, including Dolyatra, Rath Yatra, Rakhi Purnima, Lakshmi Puja, and Saraswati Puja.
Highlights On Bengal Culture, Language, And Literature
Referring to the literary heritage of the Bengali language, the Governor recalled renowned writers such as Bankim Chand Chattopadhyay, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, and Sharad Chand Chattopadhyay. She highlighted the renaissance in West Bengal led by social reformers like Ram Mohan Roy and Swami Vivekananda. Additionally, she mentioned Rabindranath Tagore, who composed the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh.
The Governor acknowledged the achievements of notable personalities from West Bengal, including Nobel Prize winners, who have brought honor to the country. She also mentioned significant developments in West Bengal, such as the inauguration of India’s first underwater metro and the distribution of free LPG gas connections to over 90 lakh people under the Ujjwala Yojana by the Central Government.
Discussing the diversity of India, the Governor mentioned the concept of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The objective of this vision is to unite the vast and diverse country of India.
During the ceremony, Abhijit Sarkar, the representative of the Bengali community and President of the Board of Trustees of Kalibari Trust, highlighted the notable contributions of the Bengali community living in Uttar Pradesh in various fields, including literature, art, culture, academics, and business. The event also included a cultural program to commemorate the occasion.https://www.panchayiti.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#wpseo-meta-section-content.
Mamata Banerjee’s Opposition
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said in opposition of the event ‘What state foundation day? Never heard of it’. CM Mamata Banerjee is taking this as BJP’s attempt to undermine her elected government in the state of West Bengal and establish an upper hand through the appointed governor to the state.