Saturday, July 20, 2024

Foundation Day of West Bengal celebrated at Raj Bhavan Kohima

West Bengal Day

Dimapur, June 20: The statehood foundation day of West Bengal was celebrated at, Dr. Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima on 20th June 2024.
Governor of Nagaland, La Ganesan, speaking at the program, said that the gathering is to celebrate the rich cultural history and vibrant heritage of West Bengal, which is brought to life by the esteemed community members residing here in Nagaland, and he extended statehood day greetings to the people of West Bengal who have made Nagaland their home, and that through songs, dances, and colorful expressions of Bengali culture, they have brought the essence of their homeland, weaving a thread of unity and brotherhood.
The celebration is a testament to the spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat – an initiative by the Government of India that aims to strengthen bonds and enrich the cultural fabric of our nation by promoting understanding and respect for the diverse traditions that make up our country. It is in occasions such as these that, we truly appreciate the incredible unity in diversity that defines India, he said.
West Bengal, a land known for its rich literary heritage, art, music, and cinema, has contributed immensely to the cultural and intellectual vibrancy of our nation. Figures like Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen, Satyajit Ray, and Swami Vivekananda have left indelible marks on the world stage, and their legacy continues to inspire countless individuals. Many eminent persons have particularly made immense contributions during the freedom struggle of our country, the Governor said.
The Governor also welcomed the students and faculty from Don Bosco College, Kohima, and said that their presence symbolizes the bridging of cultures and the spirit of learning from one another, and believed that the rich cultural ethos of West Bengal that has been showcased will be appreciated as such exchanges are invaluable in nurturing a mindset of appreciation and mutual respect for our diverse traditions.
The Governor further said that this celebration is not just an event but a reflection of the harmonious coexistence and mutual respect that we all strive for. It is through understanding and celebrating our differences that we find unity and strength.
The celebration saw various cultural presentations by the Bengali community of Nagaland. A video presentation on the goodwill message of the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose.
Commissioner & Secretary to Governor, Rajesh Soundararajan, gave the welcome address, speech on West Bengal was said by Development Officer, LIC of India & President, Durgabari, Kohima, Sudipta Kumar Dey, Advocate, Guwahati High Court, Kohima, bench, P.B. Paul gave a short speech and vote of thanks was delivered by, Section Officer, Jochule.
(Page News Service)