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Kobitay Kathalap kicks off I0th anniversary celebrations With Sreetamaa Samman

Kobitay Kathalap , an independent art form, began its 10 th Anniversary celebrations, on May 6 with the first edition  of “Sreetamaa Samman...

Kobitay Kathalap, an independent art form, began its 10th Anniversary celebrations, on May 6 with the first edition  of “Sreetamaa Samman” awarded to some of the most talented and successful mothers who have set a benchmark as an individual or organizational success as professionals.

The recipients of this year’s Sreetamaa Samman were eminent danseuse and social change maker, Alokananda Roy who was also the guest of honour, Manoshi Roychowdhury, co- chairman, Techno India Group, Nilima Ghosh, advisor, Nakshi Creations and Sanjukta Bose, co– director, IIHM for their contributions towards society and in their respective fields.

“Kobitay Kathalap aims at rejuvenating the ancient art form of ‘kathokatha’ presenting various story-based productions that incorporate poetry as the key ingredient with inclusion of Indian classical instruments and dance forms. We chose Mother’s Day to begin with the year-long celebrations of our10th anniversary, where we have recognised the contributions of four renowned Mothers from various walks of life. The award has been named after an 11-year-old girl whom we lost last month and has been very close to the organisation,” said Chandrima Roy. An engineer-turned-elocutionist, Ray is behind the birth of Kobitay Kathalap an installation art form conceptualized by her in 2012.

A panel discussion on “Motherhood Was Never A Cake Walk” was organised where along with the all the awardees, single mothers renowned author and scriptwriter, Paromita Ghosh Majumdar and brand strategist, Sudarshana Ghosh shared their experiences of their early days of struggle and the fulfilling experiences as mothers. Rabindrasangeet exponent Srabani Sen and promising classical singer Ujaan Mukherjee regaled the audience with soulful numbers. 


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