Bengal my second home, have to learn language: Governor CV Ananda Bose

Governor CV Ananda Bose, who is known for his fondness of the state and its people, said Bengal is his second home.

Kolkata,UPDATED: Jan 29, 2023 12:09 IST

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose receives ‘Barnaparichay’ book from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the ‘Hatey Khari’ event at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

By Rittick Mondal: West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose, after offering prayers at Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata on Sunday morning, said Bengal is his second home.

Speaking to reporters following his temple visit, Bose, who assumed charge in November last year, stressed the importance of learning about the culture and language of Bengal.

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“Bengal is my second home. Naturally, I have to learn the culture and the language,” the Governor told reporters.

CV Ananda Bose, who is known for his fondness of the state and its people, had recently performed ‘hatey khari’ (a ritual to teach Bengali alphabet), on the occasion of Saraswati Puja in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Anand Bose, whose mother tongue is Malayam, got his first Bengali lesson from three children at the Raj Bhavan on January 26. But the ‘lesson’ drew BJP’s ire.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh claimed that the governor should not be controlled by “someone else” and his action was “unbecoming” of the post.

When it was pointed out to him that Ananda Bose invited Banerjee to attend the ‘hatey khari’ ritual, the BJP leader said, “The governor of a state should not take part in such drama. It does not add glory to his constitutional post. “

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