Intense protests have started from different parts of India over the awarding of Bangla Academy Award to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Folklore researcher and writer Ratna Rashid Bandyopadhyay has protested by returning the ‘Annadashankar Roy Samman’ received from Bangla Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received a special award from the Bangla Academy for her relentless pursuit of literature on the 25th of Baishakh. This special award named after West Bengal Bangla Academy was first introduced from this year. And in the first year, the Bangla Academy handed over this special award to Mamata Banerjee for her book of poetry ‘Kabita Bitan’.
Social media is full of satirical memes. From the film director Prashant Bandyopadhyay to the actress Srilekha Mitra, the culturally minded people of West Bengal protested directly or in a funny way.
At one point, the demand for awarding the Nobel Prize to Mamata Banerjee for poetry came up on Facebook.
Folklore researcher and writer Ratna Rashid Bandyopadhyay wrote a letter to the Bangla Academy expressing his displeasure over the humiliation of the whole incident. Insulted. ‘