On the auspicious occasion of Teachers’ Day, KSS Jain College of Education celebrated an event to pay respect to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was not only an honourable former President of India, but also one of India’s most distinguished scholars who specialised in philosophy and comparative religion. Dr. Radhakrishnan was awarded several prestigious awards during his lifetime, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna in 1954 and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Dr. Radhakrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country.” Since 1962, his birthday has been celebrated in India as Teacher’s Day on 5th September every year.
Students of first semester, enrolled under B.Ed. course 2019-2021 assembled together to plan and execute the event on 5th September with enthusiastic zeal and efforts. We were encouraged by our Principal, Dr. S. Jha and other respected teachers. We were guided well by CN ma’am and MC ma’am who were at the helm of Performing Arts and Fine Arts respectively. Anchors for the day were Jayatee and Anindita who delivered the introductory speech to express our gratitude, love and respect to Dr.Radhakrishnan and our teachers. This was followed by the ceremonial Diya Lighting and paying respect to Dr.Radhakrishnan with a garland around his photograph, to inaugurate our cultural programme and our honourable Principal did the honours in the presence of all teachers and students. She then delivered an inspiring and enlightening speech that motivated us and was well appreciated by the audience. The first performance of the day was “Guru Vandana”, a solo dance performance by Poulomi Sen. After this, Suparna Karn and Anindita Sett delivered a speech on the importance of the day, which was followed by the cake cutting ceremony. After this, we moved on with our cultural programme with a joint musical-dance performance – a fusion of a Sanskrit Sloka with “Anondoloke”. This was followed by a musical solo by Moumita Maity with Paramita Chatterjee playing the synthesizer. The next performance was Recitation, done in three languages by Rituparna Pal (Bengali), Suromita Ghosh (Hindi) and Suparna Karn (English) to celebrate the spirit of multiculturalism. The next perfomance was a musical chorus by Ribhu Banerjee, Aparna Maity, Nilanjana Das, Shelly Saluja, Jayshree Kundu, Moumita Maity, Debolina Sen Gupta and Anirban Nag that celebrated the themes of Teachers’ Day, Aagomoni, It was well appreciated by the audience as they joined in clapping to the beats of “Give Me Some Sunshine”. This was followed by a group dance performance to Arijit Singh’s divine voiced “Asadoma Sadgamaya” performed by Indrani Chatterjee Chakraborty, Madhurima Rudra, Sanchari Das, Poulami Sen and Sushmita Singha. After Arijit Singh, it was Rupam Islam’s turn as the room was energised by an electrifying Bangla Rock musical solo performance by Anirban Nag as everyone from the audience joined the performance lending their voices and claps to the beats of the song, “Bneche Thakar Gaan”.The performance that followed wasn’t any less as everyone were charmed by the instrumental skills of Paramita Chatterjee as Kishore Kumar’s “Chala Jaata Hoon” and Neeraj Shreedhar’s “Teri Aankhein Bhoolbhulaiya” were played via synthesizer. Last but definitely not the least, our cultural programme was rounded off with an audio drama performance co-written by Swagata and Anirban – “Potol Dangay Durga Obhijaan”. The ensembled cast included, Swagata Chandra as narrator, Nilanjana Das and Saumyadeep Mukherjee as Mimi and Jico respectively, Sumilita Sarkar as teacher, Suromita Ghosh as Durga, Debolina Sen Gupta as Laxmi, Anindita Sett as Saraswati, Prantik Dutta as Ganesh, Subhankar Ghosh as Kartik and Anirban Nag as Mahishasur. The audience enjoyed this comedy with certain educational messages as the aim was “Dulce et Decorum” that is, to “educate and entertainAs our cultural programme for the day drew to a close, it was time for some fun with our teachers as a game show was hosted by Prantik Dutta, Anirban Nag and Suparna Karn. To our delight, all our teachers were very enthusiastic and sporty and eagerly participated with whatever task they were asked to perform based on chits that they drew.
Refreshments, gifts and cards were presented to the teachers at the end. With that, our programme for the day drew to a close and a Vote of Thanks was delivered by Jayatee Chakravorty. The teachers and office staff of KSS Jain College of Education also arranged for refreshments for students and we are all thankful to them for their generous gesture.