Ganges- the event on Ganges and its influence on human life, organised by the Alumni association at Calcutta was held on 7th October.
It was ver well received by the audience, actually we had more than 100 people in audience, though the total capacity was only 80.We had to turn down few people due to lack of space. Out of the 100 present in the boat ,36 were paid audience,who paid 500 rs each for the programme.
It was a lifetime experience as well as a learning for all of us in the team. The boat was beautifully decorated with the colors of the festival season, red and yellow. We also had a stunning background and also a green room made for the dancers from the Tanushree Sankar dance company who did a splendid job of bringing the emotions of the season and the river by their choreography.
The boat set sail from the Jetty No 1 near Eden Gardens and went upstream, showing the splendour of Calcutta along the banks , going under the magnificient and grand Howrah bridge and beyond Belur Math.
The speakers were a rare combination.
Dr Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Editor, The Telegraph had strong views about Ganges and its influence in the life.
Anjan Mitra, an arcitect with INTACH ,spoke about the architecture along the banks of the river.
Prof.Prashanta Roy, HOD, Sociology & Pol.Science ,Presidency College spoke about Ganges as a metaphor and its influence in the languages.
Our very own Alumni and Prof, Prof. Nagarani, compered the event .
Alumni President, Siddharthan also took to the stage and interacted with the audience and talked about BIM and the alumni association.
The audience were a collection of bureaucrats , educationist, royalty, environmentalists & journalists.