The West Bengal government today showcased before a delegation of BRICS Young Diplomats' Forum various development programmes initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee projecting overall development of the state and the better lifestyle of it's people. The meeting was held as a delegation of the BRICS (association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Young Diplomats' Forum reached the state secretariat 'Nabanna' to meet state's Higher Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee. On a query by the young diplomats, the minister explained before them how the Mamata Banerjee Government is going ahead with its various development programmes like Kanyashree, Yubashree, Sabuj Sathi and a host of other projects successfully. Among other things, state's cultural heritage, success in small scale industries, irrigation and agriculture were the highlights during the interaction. To a question, Chatterjee told the delegation about various steps taken by the state government in particular to train up young talents and make all women economically self-reliant. State Youth Affairs Minister Arup Biswas welcomed the delegation members. State Home Secretary Moloy Dey and Agriculture Secretary Sanjeev Chopra too were present on the occasion. The BRICS Young Diplomats will be in the city till September 6 and participate in various programmes, besides meeting Speaker of the state Assembly Biman Banerjee on September 5. India will host the two-day 8th Annual BRICS summit from October 15 in Goa with the participation of the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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