‘100 YEARS OF GOURKISHORE GHOSH’, an inaugural function to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the eminent journalist-author-activist late Gourkishore Ghosh, was held at the Rabindra Sadan here today, organised by the Gourkishore Ghosh Centenary Celebration Committee. Dr. Amit Roy, the President of the Committee, delivered the welcome address after an opening song had been presented by Smt. Priyangee Lahiry.
Shri Bratya Basu, the Minister for Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, released a commemorative volume on this occasion, with writings on the late Gourkishore Ghosh by eminent personalities from academia, intellectuals, authors and acquaintances having first-hand knowledge about his life and work.
The ‘Gourkishore Ghosh Centenary Lecture’ was delivered by Prof. Sugata Bose, Director, Netaji Research Bureau, and Gardiner Professor at Harvard University. Thereafter, the noted social activist Smt. Medha Patkar spoke on ‘In Search of Humanity’.
The programme concluded with the screening of ‘Rupadarshi’, a documentary film on the late Gourkishore Ghosh with the use of his well-known pen name as its title, directed by the renowned film director Shri Saibal Mitra.
The Gourkishore Ghosh Centenary Celebration Committee has plans to hold a concluding ceremony on June 20, 2023 with a seminar or a debate on an issue like Democracy and the Indian Constitution, Free Speech and Information Access, Sedition Laws, etc., and , if possible, also earlier during the Kolkata Book Fair 2023 in collaboration with its organisers.