West Bengal Green University to be renamed as Rani Rashmoni Green University
The West Bengal Assembly has recently passed the West Bengal Green University (Amendment) Bill 2018 to rename the West Bengal Green University as Rani Rashmoni Green University. The decision to rename the university was taken to commemorate the 225th birth anniversary of Lokmata Rani Rashmoni. Rani Rashmoni had played an important role in the spread of education in the state. She was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata. Her other construction works include the construction of a road from Subarnarekha River to Puri for the pilgrims, Babughat (also known as Babu Rajchandra Das Ghat), Ahiritola Ghat and Nimtola Ghat for the everyday bathers at the Ganges. She also offered considerable charity to the Imperial Library (now the National Library of India), the Hindu College (now Presidency University).
Topics: Babughat • Bengal • Dakshineswar • Dakshineswar Kali Temple • Geography of West Bengal • India • Kolkata • Kolkata Metropolitan Area • Neighbourhoods in Kolkata • Ramakrishna • Rani • Rani Rashmoni