Minister Firhad Hakim, who was supposed to open the fair, was absent due to health reasons.
A felicitation ceremony to award 30 underprivileged girl students who have outshined in this year’s Board examination, took place today in the presence of Sujit Bose, MLA of Bidhannagar, North 24 Parganas; Baishali Dalmiya, MLA from Bally (West) Bengal and Anindya Chatterjee, a Tollywood Actor.
Speaking on the event, Shaleni Biswas, MD of a private stationery company that organised the event, said, “We are celebrating their success today with the whole world, with a view to create a difference.
Since they are the future of our country, it is our responsibility to encourage them and take them strength to strength. This initiative has been organised to highlight the importance of girl education and to push these students forward so that more girl students are inspired. This is the second time that we are felicitating the underprivileged girl students.”
“Our state government introduced the Kanyashree Prakalpa in 2012 where thousands of economically backward girl students of our city were benefitted. I am truly pleased to witness a private company taking up such an initiative where underprivileged girls are congratulated with awards. I acknowledge the courage of these girls who have conquered all obstacles to accomplish their goals” said Sujit Bose, MLA of Bidhannagar, N. 24 Parganas.