Important Events of August 24
- kolkata’s birthday has traditionally been celebrated on 24 august 1960.
- Kolkata also known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal.
- The discovery and archaeological study of Chandraketugarh 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Kolkata, provide evidence that the region in which the city stands has been inhabited for over two millennia.
- Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River , it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.