Bengal has been the birthplace of many revolutionaries says Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla
Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla celebrates West Bengal Foundation Day in association with Kalibari Shimla Trust. He acknowledges the significant contributions of the people of West Bengal to nation-building and their establishment of a unique identity in various fields, including art, customs, culture, and literature. The state has also been the birthplace of renowned revolutionaries and personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, Jagdish Chandra Bose, and Swami Ramakrishna Paramhans.
Governor Shukla highlights West Bengal’s progress and achievements in literature, art, cinema, science, technology, and industry. Cultural festivals like Durga Puja and Kali Puja have become symbols of identity and are celebrated with enthusiasm not only within the state but also throughout the country.
He mentions that the celebration of Foundation Days across various states, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, promotes the spirit of unity in diversity and the concept of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” (One India, Great India). The intention behind organizing these events is to enable people from different states to participate and learn about the history, culture, and customs of other regions.
During the event, the Governor offers prayers at the Kalibari temple and honors the West Bengal residents living in Himachal Pradesh who are actively involved in preserving Bengal’s cultural heritage. A cultural program showcasing the rich culture of West Bengal is also organized.
The occasion is attended by N.K. Banerjee, Trustee and President of Kalibari Shimla Trust, who welcomes the Governor. Kalol Pramanik, a senior scientist and former Secretary of Kalibari Temple Trust, provides a brief overview of the historical significance of Kalibari and the foundation day being celebrated. Rajesh Sharma, Secretary to the Governor, delivers a vote of thanks. Dr. A.R. Basu, Trustee and Secretary of the Trust, Somnath Pramanik, other office bearers of the Trust, and prominent individuals from West Bengal are also present at the event.