Indian Prime Minister Dr
Manmohan Singh arrived in Kolkata on Saturday morning. He was received at the airport by Devanand
Konwar , the Governor of the Indian state of West Bengal and Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee , the Chief Minister of
West Bengal and the Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty . He went to the
Science City on EM by-pass to attend the foundation laying ceremony of the
second phase of its expansion .
Dr Singh then inaugurated
the new campus of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian studies. The prime
minister in his speech emphasized on using modern technology to preserve history
and cultural tradition of the country.
He assured that within six months , the National Library of Kolkata will
be brought completely under digital system.