BOSTON, MA: The Calcutta Club USA and The Boston Pledge presented their Second International SANSKRITI 2016 – Literature, Arts, Theater and South Asian Book Fair on April 24 at Thoreau Elementary School, MA.
Hundreds of viewers decked in the Indian traditional attire gathered in the hall with lots of enthusiasm and eagerness to browse through the book tables and listen to speeches of prominent personalities.
The speakers included Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Shilajeet Mukherjee, Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, an eminent Indian English author and academician from Calcutta, Partha Ghosh, Shobhaa De, a well-known journalist, Srijato Bandopadhyay, a popular poet of the Bengali younger generation and a winner of Ananda Puroskar award in 2004 for his book Udanta Sawb.
The chief guest of the event was Honorable Indian Ambassador to the United States, Arun Singh who delivered his inspiring speech on the Role and Contributions to the American Economy.
The Book Fair commenced simultaneously in the morning in the main hall. The book fair floor was full of book tables that displayed a number of books by leading publishers and sellers like Roy Bookstores, Kolkata; Bodhi Praashan, Jaipur; Tulika Books, Marlboro; Grandparents by Aaria, Nashua, Barely Read Boo, Sudbury; Wellesley Books/Penguin RH; Authors Direct – Worldwide.
This was followed by authors’ ‘Recital & Reading’ session that included Sudipta Bhawmi, Sunayana Kachroo, Partha Banerjee, Anay, Chandu Shah, and Neela Bhattacharya Saxena who recited enthusiastically about their works. All the writers, speakers, artists and directors were recognized with much gratitude for their time and active participation in the event.
Special thanks were given to the sponsors like Billion Bricks, Singapore; H4training, Boston; Urban Public, Denver; Chettinad Grill, Dr. Gauri Dutta, Kohinoor Collections, Raj Dogra Realty, Moksha Spa, A1 Home Medical Supplies, Huntington Learning Center, DOPL, Kolkata; Teamwork Arts, Ltd, Delhi for their encouraging support.