Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday 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
"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.