Mamata Banerjee awarded the 'Bangla Akademi Award' for her "tireless literary pursuit"

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was awarded the 'Bangla Akademi Award' for her "tireless literary pursuit".

  • The award was presented to Banerjee for her book "Kabita Bitan", which pays tribute to the best writers of West Bengal.

  • This book is a collection of 946 poems written by Mamta Banerjee.

  • Banerjee was given this award at the "Ravi Pranam" function organised by the Information and Culture Department of the government on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

  • Mamata Banerjee herself did not accept the award and received it on her behalf by state education minister Bratya Basu.

  • Bangla Akademi has decided to reward those who work tirelessly for the betterment of literature as well as other sectors of the society from this year itself.

  • About West Bengal State

  • Capital- Kolkata

  • Governor- Jagdeep Dhangarh

  • Chief Minister- Mamata Banerjee

  • State Animal – Bengal Tiger

  • State Bird- Whitethroat Caudilla

  • State Tree - Chiton

  • State Flower - Harsingar

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  • Assembly seats - 294

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