Pranab releases books at Kolkata Press Club
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 18:40
Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today released two books -- Anthology of Selected Stories in English and 'Nirbachito Sankalon' (Selected Collection) in Bengali - at the Kolkata Press Club.

"This is the first press club of the sub-continent and all Prime Ministers of the country have come to this Press Club either before or after assuming office," Mukherjee said on the occasion.

The minister said the books are documents of history which should be preserved properly and requested the club authority to publish such books more often.

The books are a collection of articles published in the Press Club annual magazine since 1969.

"Though the Press Club was established on July 22 in 1945, the articles published between 1945 and 1968 couldn't be preserved due to lack of modern facilities," club's general secretary, Kazi Golam Gous Siddiqui, said.

The Finance Minister also assured the club of funding for construction of a building of its own.

He also promised to explore all possibilities of extending Central Government Health Scheme to working journalists of the city.


First Published: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 18:40

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