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West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov. 14

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Day marks first anniversary of GI tag for popular sweetmeat

The West Bengal government has decided to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the State’s famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’, an official said on Wednesday.

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 here, HIDCO Chairman Debasish Sen said.

The Eco Park is managed by the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), a State PSU.

“We are celebrating the first anniversary of Bengal’s Rosogolla getting the GI tag at the ‘Mishti hub’ in association with sweetmeat maker associations,” said Mr. Sen, an additional chief secretary rank officer.

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.

‘History of rosogolla’

Mr. Sen said there would also be discussion on the history of rosogolla, a ball-shaped cottage cheese dumpling dipped in a light syrup of sugar.

On November 14 last year, West Bengal had received the GI tag for ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’.

The GI tag is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.

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