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West Bengal Profile

West Bengal, a state in eastern India, stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. It was on 1st May 1960 when West Bengal was given the status of a separate state in the Indian union, purely on linguistic basis.

The state has been subjected to a variety of influences from diverse cultures. Since time immemorial, the culmination of these varied cultures along with Bengal's very own ever-growing richness has given birth to a unique Bengali culture.

It is a land of varied charms. Right from the mighty Himalayas in the north to the sea-caressed beaches in the south, it is a wonderful journey over the verdant plains, hilly terrains, forests and the wonderful mangrove forests like the Sunderbans.

West Bengal is a prosperous state with more than two third of the population depending on agriculture. The people believe in “simple living and high thinking” policy. The state has been ruled by the left Front for the past 30 years making it a democratically elected communist government. In the more recent time, there is tremendous reformation going on at various sectors viz. economy, education, transport and tourism.

West Bengal happens to be the fourth most thickly settled state in India and possesses a very varied landscape which is a rare sight for any other state in India. West Bengal owns a rich history and is renowned for more than one reason. Many brave freedom fighters such as Khudiram Bose and Netaji were born on this land and not only brave men but also intellectual gems like Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen, Ishwarchand Vidyasagar and Bankim Chatterjee took birth in West Bengal. The list of famous names with West Bengal as their birth place is truly endless and this Indian state owns a glorious history and a very rich culture.

West Bengal is a perfect blend of festivals and rich traditions which can be enjoyed all year round. This state has renowned educational institutions and the University of Calcutta happens to be the most former public university in the country. Other than high level education West Bengal is also known for its love for dance and music. The people of this state are very much fond of Nazrul Geeti, Rabindra Sangeet and Rabindra Nritya Natya. West Bengal can be associated by a lot of famous personalities from different areas of expertise and one name that cannot be missed is Satyajit Ray who is world renowned as an excellent film maker.

When it comes to tourism then West Bengal is a popular tourist destination and has a lot of worth seeing places. Darjeeling, Belur Math, Shanti Niketan and Sunderbans are some of the noteworthy tourist points in West Bengal. West Bengal happens to be a land where unity lies in diversity. Kanchenjunga decorates the top portion of the state while the Bay of Bengal flows at the bottom and the river Ganga flows through the heart of the state.  

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