West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is known to be a taskmistress. CM Banerjee also has a habit of projecting Bengali culture at the global platform. Recently, her musical walk to the venue of Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony at the Vatican made headlines. The story behind this initiative was revealed when one of her aides posted on Facebook a video of the rehearsal session in Rome. According to The Indian Express, the video shows CM Banerjee, some journalists and TMC leaders practising the songs that were to be sung. In fact, Banerjee was deciding every minute detail, including the order and scale of the songs.
The video attracted attentions in the social media.
Sporting a white saree with blue border, much like what Mother Teresa used to wear, Banerjee – flanked by Trinamool Congress parliamentarians Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien among others – covered the distance from Rome to the St Peter’s Basilica doing a traditional Bengali “prabhat pheri (morning choir)”, an IANS report said.
Earlier, during her trips to Singapore and Bhutan, Banerjee and her team would often walk their way to famous tourist attractions. During her brief visit to London, CM Banerjee decided to take a walk around the streets of London, apparently to beat jet lag, a report said.