Yesterday, in the Core Committee meeting on Industry headed by Chief Minister, ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar indicated that Kolkata needs a Convention Centre of World Class standard so that business groups can be attracted which in turn will spur tourism and finally transform Kolkata into an international destination. Chief Minister mentioned of the Convention Centre being designed for New Town Kolkata. It was decided that we will interact with ITC, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and others before finalising the concept. Here is a clipping from today's Telegraph:
http://principalsecretarysblog.blogspot.in/2012/08/hidcos-convention-centre-design.html .Tenders have since been been invited. This will be put up to the Board of Hidco in its meeting slated on Saturday 11th May.
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Today is Pachishe Baisakh. Kabi Pranam was held in Rabindra Tirtha from 7am-10am in the morning. I offered flowers on the just installed bronze statue as my tribute to Tagore. A photo: