By Payal Das:-Special focus of the program was launching of renowned scientist Dr. Arup Mitra’s 2nd Video CD-– ‘Adhyatmabad Samapaika’ (a collection of lectures & songs on Spiritualism).
The Video CD is conceptualised & directed by film-maker Asish Basak, Editor-Director, ‘Hello Kolkata’
This is ‘Hello Kolkata’s 2nd presentation on Dr. Arup Mitra after ‘Tomaro Parany Amar Gaan’ in May 2015.
“Hello Kolkata Excellence Awards” in Literature, Education, Science & Music were given to Dr. Goutam Mukhopadhyay (Ranchi), spiritualist Dr. Arup Mitra (Durgapur), Dr. Begum Akhtar Kamal (Bangladesh), Dr. Surjendu Dey (Scientist), Dr. Ramaprasad Dey (Educationists), Dr. Madan Chandra Karan Vidyalankar (Writer), Dr. Vivekananda Chakraborty (Medinipur), Dr. Suryakanta Chatterjee (poet), Michael Tarun (Art Promoter), Dibyendu Pal (Tabla), Yoga-Guru Chandan Das, singers Susri Ghosh, Sanjeet Karmakar & Madhabi Majumder and actress Rina Mitra & Jaya Chakraborti.
‘Hello Kolkata Journalism Awards’ went to Samir Ghosh & Janaklal Singh.
The program was rendered melodious by a fantastic song by singer Krishnapriya Polley from ‘Hello Kolkata’s 3rd film-‘Chalte Chalte Bindass-Camera On’.The program was uplifted due to the gracious presence of revered SAROD BABA & GAYAKI MATA (Internationally acclaimed Music therapists & performers)Other honourable guests included Somnath Saha (NewsBengal TV), socialites Manik Chowdhury, Amibka Lal, singer Sanjita Nandan & actress Keya Chakrabarti.
Organizing spokesperson Asish Basak remarked that such awards motivate the recipients to work harder and do betetr for our society.
The program wast well supported by Debkanya Sen, Secretary, Acharya Dinesh Chandra Sen Research Society and Sukanya Sen.