Kolkata, Jan 29 (PTI) West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose on Sunday offered prayers at the Dakshineswar Temple and the Missionaries of Charities' ‘Mother House' here and called the state his “second home”.
Bose, known for his fondness of the state and its people, had also recently performed 'Hate Khari' (a ritual to learn Bengali alphabet ), on the occasion of Saraswati Puja this Thursday.
"West Bengal is my second home... I wish to soak and imbibe the rich culture and language of this state, which is the soil of so many luminaries," he told reporters at the Dakshineswar Temple.
The governor later offered floral tributes at Mother Teresa's tomb, located within the premises of the Mother House.
He also took part in the afternoon prayers and interacted with the nuns.
"Saint Teresa had dedicated herself for the poor. She had shunned all comforts of life in her mission," Bose, who assumed charge as the Governor of West Bengal in November last year, said. PTI SUS RBT RBT