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Kolkata Can Again Become India's Window To Asia, Says PM

PTI 22 Aug 2011, 18:04:04 IST

Kolkata, Aug 22  :  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said Kolkata could again become India's window to Asia as a “new sun is rising on our East”.

“Kolkata has been a great centre of learning and creativity in the past. It lost that position over several decades. However, I sincerely believe that a new sun is rising on our East,” Singh said.

Speaking at the golden jubilee of the Indian Institute of Management here, he said Rabindranath Tagore had once rediscovered India's Asian identity and Asia's links with India.

“The time has come to build on this civilisational heritage and pool all our wisdom, knowledge, and experience to revitalise West Bengal's economy,” Singh said as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee listened. PTI