I Am Also Member Of Matua Community: Mamata


Kolkata: Starting from setting-up a University to Bangabibhusan, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced several things during her visit to Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Mamata was here to take part in the birth centenary celebrations of Binapani Devi Thakur, known as ‘Boroma’, the revered ‘mother’ of the Matua community. The community originally hailed from present-day Bangladesh and migrated to India over the past five decades.

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Apart from making announcements, she also said that she was also the member of the Matua community. She also said that several leaders from her party was also from the said community which please the members of the community who clapped and welcomed the CM.

After this, the CM announced that the state government will honour ‘Boroma’ with Bangabibhushan. She has also annouced that a University will be made for the community, which will be made in Harichand-Guruchand God’s name. The CM informed that a plot of land has been seen in Chandpara near Thakurnagar. The university will be built on this 8.8 acres of land.

According to the CM, everything is ready, only the building needs to be constructed after which the classes will start. She instructed the district administration to put up the university’s board on that land on this day itself.

CM Mamata also said that the state government is keen on putting Thakurnagar in the international map for which it will be beautified. Lights will be put up and 2 gates will also be constructed, as announced by the CM.

TMC supremo also said the works done by her government for the Matua and Namshudra communities.