West Bengal will observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14

  • The West Bengal government will observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14 to commemorate the first anniversary of the its getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla.
  • To commemorate the first anniversary, different varieties of rosogollas would be showcased in the stalls of the ‘Mishti Hub’ (sweetmeat hub), set up in one part of the Eco Park in New Town area in Kolkata. 
  • The Eco Park is managed by the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO).
  • The ‘Mishti hub’, opened on July 5, is the only one of its kind in the State — where renowned sweetmeat makers, including some of the traditional ones, share a roof.
  • West Bengal and Odisha, both had claimed GI tag for Rosogolla. While Bengal claimed that the delicacy was invented in Kolkata by confectioner Nobin Chandra Das in the 1860s, Odisha government said it was invented in Puri in the 13th century.
  • Finally, on November 14, 2017, West Bengal received the GI tag for ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’.
  • The Geographical Indication tag is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.

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