Bishwe Bangali - Melody Worldwide

Sunil Chetri, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Srijit Mukherjee,Probal Mullick,Rudranil Ghosh, Anupam Roy
From Left: Sunil Chetri, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Srijit Mukherjee,Probal Mullick,Rudranil Ghosh and Anupam Roy

Anupam Roy
Anupam Roy being felicitated

Somnath on the Ghatam
Somnath on the Ghatam

Kolkata, January 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio/ Penning Creations): “Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.” –Swami Vivekanda

21st of January 2012, on the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Kolkata witnessed an evening dedicated towards encouraging and honoring the young talents of Bengal. The program organized by “Bishwe Bangalee… Melody Worlwide” was an attempt towards recognizing those youth icons who are presently doing excellent work in various fields.

“Bishwe Bangalee… Melody Worlwide” is an initiative to show the international audience what Bengal is capable of, through various cultural events. Since its inception in 2010, the organization has done commendable work. A number of international events are to be organized on this platform in the days to come.

The evening of 21st January began with recitation of poems of the renowned modern and yester year poets which reflected the youthful spirit of India. Sutapa Bandopadhyay did a commendable job in reciting the poems like “Kochit Kirone Dipto” and “Jhulan” by Rabindranath Tagore, “Amar Naam Bharatbarsho”, “Ami Subhash” by Amitava Dasgupta, “Amalkanti”, “Buban” by Achintya Kumar Dasgupta, amongst many others. These poems explained the purpose of the evening in a way that even a thousand words could not have. 

The language that communicates beyond the boundaries of nation is the language of art and entertainment. The new age entertainers of Bengal have presented their work in the Global arena and were highly acclaimed by critics all over the world.

Director Srijit Mukherjee who created a connect with hearts of the young crowds through his films “Autograph” and “Baishey Srabon” and pulled a certain class of audience back to the theatres also graced the occasion with his presence.

Talking about the other eminent figures present in the evening:

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Actor Rudranil Ghosh who started of as a comedian and has established himself as a pro for all genres of acting in today’s date. He has proved his worth as an actor in films like “Bedroom”, “Chaplin” and many others.

In 2010 an electronics and telecommunication engineer gave every Bengali a song to hum in every situation. “Amake amar moto thakte dao” by Anupam Roy spoke the unexpressed words of every heart.

In the field of sports, Bengal is making huge progress with promising players like footballer Sunil Chettri, rising rapidly to fame.

These warm bloods of Bengal were honored in this program of “Bishwe Bangali… Melody Worldwide”, which was organized in G.D. Birla Sabhaghar.

Not only were these people acclaimed for the work they have done till today, but were also encouraged for greater work in future.

The guest list was adorned with eminent names like Chandrima Bhattacharya, the health minister of West BengalCII chairman Sanjay Budhia and other renowned personalities who felicitated these young achievers.

The performance by Anupam Roy was the highest point of this evening. The melodious voice and the soulful lyrics did not fail to cast their spell on the audience and enthrall them.

When we look at the individuals whose works have been recognized this evening, they really inspire us. These absolutely self made young men remind us of the famous quote by Swami Vivekananda, “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

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