The state government will organise the marriage of the daughters of a man who died while standing in the queue outside a bank, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.
She was addressing a gathering in connection with the Tele Academy award 2016-17 at Nazrul Mancha on Wednesday evening.
She gave Rs 2 lakh to the family from the Chief Minister’s relief fund.
After the person died, officials of the state government got in touch the family and expressed the Chief Minister’s desire to give jobs to one of the family members.
It was found that both the sons were physically challenged and the daughters are not qualified enough to get a government job.
“It is our duty to look after them. We have also given jobs to the family members of two people who died while in the queue in front of the banks due to demonetisation,” Mamata said.
Banerjee said that the state government was giving stress to highlight the rich heritage and culture of Bengal. Along with films, television serials have also become popular and the television industry is becoming powerful.
There are artistes, technicians and writers involved in the industry.
She said Poetry academy has been set up with Subodh Sarkar on the top.
“Here we will all work as a family. If we have achieved anything it is not my credit, it goes to you,” she said adding: “There are writers like Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and others and it is like a family.
It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, the state government took steps to give financial assistance to the folk artistes and organising programmes for them.
An academy has been set up for them. In various programmes held across the state, the Chief
Minister has presented them with musical instruments.
Cultural programmes are being held in all the districts throughout the year.