PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee likely to share stage in Kolkata on January 23
The celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose is starting on Saturday (January 23) in West Bengal at the initiative of the Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Kolkata on 23 January to attend two programmes commemorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also expected to be present at the function at Victoria Memorial Hall.
According to sources, PM Modi is scheduled to be present at the Netaji Jayanti celebrations in Victoria Memorial of Kolkata from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday.
Modi will also attend the valedictory session of a day-long seminar on Bose, titled ‘Revisiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in 21st century’, in the National Library. He will land in the city at 3 pm and leave for Delhi around 8.40 pm.
According to the organisers of the programmes, Modi will also be conducting an important meeting during an hour-long free slot.
Prahlad Singh Patel, the Minister of State for Culture, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar are likely to attend the seminar while the inaugural speech will be delivered by noted scholar and historian Purabi Roy.