Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has set out for her North Bengal tour on Saturday after attending the Bengal Global Business Summit.
At the summit, she addressed the dignitaries and asked them to excuse her for her inability to stay there till the end as she had to catch the 1.40 pm flight to Bagdogra. Thousands were present at Bagdogra Airport to welcome her.
On Sunday, she will inaugurate the sixth edition of Uttar Banga Utsav. The inaugural ceremony will be held in Kurseong. Every year, cultural programmes in which the traditional art forms including dance, songs and drama are performed. Artists from across the country perform in the Uttar Banga Utsav.
In a bid to ensure so that the utsav passes off peacefully and no untoward incidents take place during the programme, top officers of the district administration and police have taken the necessary steps. Tourism Minister Goutam Deb also held a meeting with the senior officials to ensure everything takes place smoothly.
After inaugurating the Uttar Banga Utsav, Banerjee will meet representatives of different development boards which were formed for faster and better development of the region.
On Sunday evening, she will reach Darjeeling. Like all the previous years, Banerjee will be attending the programme of Netaji Jayanti at Mall in Darjeeling on January 23. Thousands of people will be gathering at the programme. Thus, the district authorities were busy making preparations to ensure no untoward incident takes place during Netaji Jayanti at Mall.
She will also be holding the administrative review meeting for the district on January 24 where she will take a stock of the progress of the development works undertaken by the state government. She will also be discussing about the projects that the state government would take up in recent future. She will return to Kolkata on January 25.