Siliguri, 23rd January: Today, on the 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ward Utsav ‘Sampriti’ of Ward No. 6 commenced. The festival is said to continue till February 7. The festival began after Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya paid tribute to Netaji’s portrait.
Every ward resident was seen carrying an Indian map with messages like “No NRC, No NPR, No CAA” written on it. Ward Councillor Ashok Bhattacharya stated that different types of cultural events and sports have been organized. It was further maintained that since people belonging to different religions live in Ward No. 6, the name ‘Sampriti’ has been selected for this year’s Ward Utsav.