West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went for a morning jog in Madrid on Thursday in her usual attire of saree and slippers, sending a message to people to stay ‘fit and healthy’.
Banerjee, who is on a 12-day tour of Spain and the United Arab Emirates to seek investments for West Bengal, was also seen playing a musical instrument in one of the video clips shared by her.
Banerjee shared a video clip of her morning activity on Instagram while captioning it “Refreshing morning. A nice jog can energise you for the day ahead. Stay fit, stay healthy everyone!”
She was accompanied by officials while jogging at the park in Madrid and was also seen wearing a smart watch. The CM was also spotted trying her hand at a musical instrument named the accordion and she played the tune of ‘Hum Honge Kamiyab’ during her visit to the Spanish capital.
The CM on Tuesday left for a 12-day tour of Spain and United Arab Emirates to seek investments for the state. Banerjee’s flight to Dubai, which was scheduled around 8.30 am, was delayed by at least three hours due to some technical glitches.
While departing from her home state, Banerjee spoke to reporters and said that it has been five years since she has visited abroad. She said, “Spain was the theme country of this year’s International Kolkata Book Fair. They are good in manufacturing and other industries. We will be participating in business conferences there.” “They (foreign delegates) come here again and again. But we don’t go. That’s why we are going now. A business conference is also scheduled in Dubai. I will keep you people informed from time to time”, Banerjee added.
The CM was accompanied by Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi, other senior officials and one representative each from the football clubs of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.
Addressing a press meet at the state secretariat Nabanna on Tuesday Banerjee said, “We will stay in Madrid for three days, during which we will attend a business summit and meet non-resident Bengalis. From there, we will take a train to Barcelona, where we will participate in a two-day meeting for the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS)”.
Sources from the West Bengal government said that Banerjee may meet La Liga president Javier Tebas during her stay in Barcelona.
When asked whether she will meet any office-bearer of any football club during her stay in Barcelona, which is known to be the home of several world-famous football clubs, she said, “Let there be some surprises. When I am going there, I want to do something for Bengal”.
(with PTI inputs)