Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the Bengali diaspora to come forward and share their expertise for the comprehensive development of the state.
“I welcome you all. This is your state. Please come and share your ideas, views and give suggestions to make this state better,” Banerjee said in a recorded audio visual message that was played at North American Bengali Conference (NABC) in Las Vegas in America.
“I know you all love your state and have sentiments attached to the soil. Come and share your expertise in all spheres from education to culture to finance to tourism or whatever you feel can make a comprehensive effect in our state,” she said in the video message.
State Finance Minister Amit Mitra is in the US for an interaction with the officials of top US companies including Franklyn Templeton, Citi, Cargill, Cognizant, GE, Dow, Boeing etc., at a programme organised by the United States India Business Council (USIBC), an associate of the US Chamber of Commerce.
“The experience was positive and immense as many people, young and old, had come to me and expressed their interest to become a part of the ongoing development back home in West Bengal,” the official website of the Trinamool Congress quoted Mitra as saying at the interaction while describing his experience during his visit to the country.
“I had a young man visiting me who was willing to set up Information Technology Cloud. Another gentleman came up to me said they are managing the security system at the Toronto airport in Canada and would like to extend their expertise back home in West Bengal,” he was quoted as saying.
Mitra also said that an NRI Cell was under construction at the Writers’ Building (the state secretariat) which will be inaugurated by Banerjee soon and will look after all the development and happenings across the NRI fraternity.
Mitra is also scheduled to make a day’s stop over in London July 9 when he is expected to meet the members of United Kingdom India Business Council (UKIBC), representative body of British companies operating in India, says the website.
The Daily News Post India (tdnpost)