Mamata Gifts University On Boro Ma’s Birth Centenary


Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that state government have decided to set up a university named after Guruchand Thakur and Harichand Thakur. 9.8 acre land for this university has been identified already at Chandpara.

The tourism department will erect two gateways for Matua Bari and the entire area will be decorated with lights. The Matua community has organised a grand function to observe the birth centenary of community’s matriarch Binapani Thakur, popularly known as Boro Ma, on Thursday.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the function at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas, the traditional seat of the Matua community. The Matua Mahasangha is a social reformation movement which started in Bangladesh, and is now based in both Bangladesh and parts of Bangla.

Boro Ma and Mamata Banerjee have a lot of mutual respect for each other. Many members of the Matua community are among the Trinamool Congress MPs and MLAs.