Kolkata, Jan 5: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday unveiled logo of the state government.
Describing the occasion as “historic”, the chief minister said state emblem – the “Biswa Bangla” logo with Ashoka Pillar of the national emblem – would be used in all the official works and documents of the Bengal government from now onwards.
“Today we have launched the official emblem of the Government of West Bengal. This is a historical moment. This is a new feather in the state’s crown,” Banerjee said after launching logo at the state secretariat Nabanna.
“We will use this emblem in all the government works and documents from now on. It can be used immediately after issuing the official notification from today. But materialising the process across all the departments would take some time,” she asserted.
Taking a potshots at the previous state governments for not making a move in this regard, the Trinamool Congress supremo said every state should have its individuality and rued that it took Bengal 70 years after the country’s independence to finally get its own logo.
“Some states already have their own emblem but no one here thought about it before. As soon as it came to our notice, we approved the design by a local expert committee here and sent it for central approval. It took quite a long time. But better late than never,” she stated.