Saturday, January 21, 2012

An annual report 2011: The PEN community in West Bengal, India

An annual report 2011: The PEN community in West Bengal, India 
22nd Jan 2012

The PEN West Bengal  together with BudhBikel (Wednesday Afternoon) has been holding as usual weekly sittings with rendering of literary contributions and discussion.

On 26 01 2011 The PEN, West Bengal had arranged a literary programme in the A/C hall of the Kolkata bookfair  organized by the Publishers and Bookselleres Guild. Many poets and literary personal, besides the members of the PEN participated to make the programme success.

The Annual literary Evening of the PEN West Bengal was arranged on 25.04 2011 in the hall of Bangla Academy. Eminent poets and literary personal attended and participated the programme which was presided by Sri Sunil Gangopadhyay, Chairman of the PEN West Bengal.

A general body meeting of the PEN West Bengal was arranged on 21 08 2011 at the Theosophical  Society Hall. It was attended by the members in large numbers. The following agenda were discussed.
1.Accounts 2. Membership 3. Publication of the annual literary volume 4. Election of the new excutive committee members 5. Annual literary awards 6. Miscellanious

The PEN West Bengal organized a programme on  09. 09. 2011. In the Jibananda Hall of Bangla Academy where in The Nilima Gupta memorial award for theatre was awarded. To Smt Usha Ganguly an eminent person of the theatrical  world of Kolkata Nilima Gupta memorial lecture was delivered by Dr. Anirban Roy Chowdhury.

The PEN Westbengal  Arranged an excursion to Digha, on 23. 09 . 2011. On the occasion a literary session on 24 09. 2011 was also arranged which was chaired by Sri Surojit Dasgupta, executive chairman of PEN. And Fajlul Alam, a well known writer from Bangladesh was honoured in the programme. He was also the chief guest. The excursion ended on 25.09.2011

Besides members of the PEN West Bengal assembled in the house of Sri Nisith Roy chowdhury on 18. 08.11 and 05. 10.11 and arranged a literary programme as usual.  We, PEN community in West Bengal visit any place or join any literary event anywhere in India if any organization or individual expresses a sponsorship.

Albert Ashok
Spl. and communication executive 

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