PM Modi inaugurates Kolkata Port Trust’s 150th celebrations, also renames it.
PM Modi inaugurates Kolkata Port the celebrations of the Trust on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skips Kolkata Port Trust’s 150th-anniversary celebrations program at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
“I announce the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port. He is a living legend who was a leader for development. And fought on the forefront for the idea of One Nation, One Constitution,” PM announces.
“Today is a significant day for Bengal and those connected with the Kolkata Port Trust. It is a historic port that saw India gain freedom and has been a witness to India’s progress. It will now be known as Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee port,” he says in his address at the stadium.
“This port represents industrial, spiritual and self-sufficiency aspirations of India. Today, when the port is celebrating its 150th anniversary, it is our responsibility to make it a powerful symbol of New India,” he adds further.
Our government believes that coasts are gateways to development. Modi said about 575 projects worth over Rs 6 lakh crore have been earmarked. Over 200 projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore are already under development and about 125 projects have already been completed.
“We’re working towards increasing the number of cruises from 150 to 1000. This growth will also help West Bengal. Every possible initiative is being taken for the development of West Bengal by the central Government,” says PM.
At the Kolkata Port Trust function, he made no mention of the CAA. Meanwhile, black flags are shown to the PM by two Chatra Parishad workers. Protests continue on the second day as well as Modi’s stay.