Charter Celebrations of SI Calcutta
The 38th Charter Anniversary of SI Calcutta was celebrated on 26th March 2018. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Smt Bonani Kakkar, noted environmental activist, and the programme included screening of a short film on the effects of climate change on Kolkata produced by Centre for Contemporary Communication. The programme also included the launch of our new project dedicated to discourage use of plastic bags for routine grocery shopping, and inauguration of the club website.
Awareness Walk for Violence against Women
SI Calcutta participated in an Awareness Walk for Violence Against Women and Girls to observe International Women’s Day on 11th March 2018 .The event was organised by our sister club SI South Kolkata with several participating organisations . About 100 people walked from Gol Park to Lion’s Safari Park on Southern Avenue , Kolkata, where a short programme was held to focus on the subject of Violence against Women . Speakers on the occasion included noted actress Jaya Seal Ghosh, elocutionist Sutapa Bandopadhyay, Urmi Basu, Founder of New Light and others. The programme also featured recitation of 2 poems on the subject written by SI Calcutta member Nupur Basu , and enactment of a street play by members of NGO Bhumi.