CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair

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CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.
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Highlights from the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair

The 47th International Kolkata Book Fair has started in Kolkata.

• Dignitaries who were present in the inaugural ceremony of the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair were Smt. Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal; Mr. Alex Ellis, CMG, British High Commissioner to India, Ms. Alison Barett, MBE, Director, British Council India; Smt.Bani Basu, Eminent Author; Janab Firad Hakim, Mayor of West Bengal; Sujit Bose, MIC Fire and Emergency Services, Government of West Bengal and MLA of Biddhannagar; Indranil Sen, Minister of Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal; Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal; Vinit Goyal, Joint Commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police, Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, President, Publishers & Booksellers Guild; Gaurav Sharma, IPS Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate; Sudhanshu Sekhar Dey, Honorary General Secretary, Publishers & Booksellers Guild; Dola Sen, MP, Rajyasabha; Krishna Chakraborty, Mayor, Biddhannagar; Biman Bandopadhyay, MLA, Baruipur, Pashchim Assembly Constituency.

CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.
CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.

• Smt. Bani Basu was honoured with the Dr. Rama Prasad Goenka CESC Sristi Samman 2024, along with a monetary prize of Rs 2,00,000, during the inaugural ceremony by CM Mamata Banerjee.

• CM Mamata Banerjee expressed gratitude for being a part of the opening ceremony of the 47th Kolkata International Book Fair. She has authored 143 books to date, underlining her passion for writing.

The ceremony saw the launch of books like

1. The new edition of Kabita Bitan with the inclusion of new Poetries

2. Loho Pronam Choray Choray- Part 2

3. Humble Regards (English Version)

4. Trinamool Sthore Trinamool er Joy

5. Utsab Sobar (Bengali Version

6. Festivals for All (English Version)

7. Kabita Bitan (English Version)

8. Built Heritage of Bengal

• With participation from almost 20 countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc.).

 Mamata Banerjee conveyed her gratitude to everyone present, urging them to carve out time for reading books amidst their busy schedule.

• Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, President, of the Publishers & Booksellers Guild requested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to grant a dedicated space where they can have book archives, a library, and a guest house for national and international dignitaries.

CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.
CM, of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.

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