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Postal Stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das launched in West Bengal

A postal stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of Rosogolla was launched on the inaugural day of the three-day festival, Bagbazar-O-Rosogolla Utsob marking the 150th year of its invention.
Postal Stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das launched in West Bengal

Bagbazar-O-Rasogolla Utsob:

  • Bagbazar O Rosogolla Utsob, a three-day Rosogolla Utsav is being held at Bagbazar, Kolkata as a tribute to Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of Rosogolla. 
  • The statue of Nabin Chandra Das was also unveiled during the inaugural programme.

Tussle between Bengal and Odisha over Rosogolla:

  • The battle over the ownership of Rosogolla started in 2015 when the government of West Bengal applied for the GI tag for the sweet.
  • Odisha contested the West Bengal claim by narrating Rosogolla has a 600-year-old history in Odisha.
  • Odisha even cited mythological stories to claim that Lord Jagannath had offered 'Kheer Mohana' to an angry Goddess Lakshmi in order to appease her and this 'Kheer Mohana' later became Pahala Rosogolla.
  • The GI authorities ruled in the favour of West Bengal. 
  • The Odisha has now applied to get GI tag for a variant of Rosogolla, the Odishara Rosogolla.

Question:

Q. A postal stamp dedicated to which person who is said to be the inventor of Rosogolla was launched on the inaugural day of the three-day festival, Bagbazar-O-Rosogolla Utsob marking the 150th year of its invention?
a. Nabin Chandra Das
b. Navin Chandra Das
c. Naveen Chandra Das
d. None of the above
Postal Stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das launched in West Bengal Postal Stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das launched in West Bengal Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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