Celebration of the 206th College Foundation Day
Serampore College celebrated its 206th Foundation Day on 15th July, 2023 at Carey Library and Research Center (CLRC) auditorium. The celebration began with garlanding the busts of the great missionaries and founders of the college William Carey, William Ward and Joshua Marshman.
The First Session of the celebration, a thanksgiving session, was chaired by Dr. Vansanglura, Principal & CEO. He read Psalm 126:3 “The LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.” Carey Choir beautifully sang “I know His voice” in Mizo, Khasi and English. Rev. Dr. Dipankar Haldar, Chaplain, shared devotional thought based on Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.”
As an academic institution, the second session of the celebration was devoted to lecture on the theme “Development of Serampore College from 1818 – 1918” delivered by Prof. Prabhakar Bhattacharyya, Department of Philosophy. He spoke of the multidimentional contribution of the missionaries, focussing their activities on the college. The lecture was both informational and thought provoking. He brought out many activities and initiatives of the founders hidden in history.
The third session, hosted by Mr. Joel S and Ms. V. Lalnghenchhani, was an entertaining cultural programme. Students from both ASC and Theology entertained the gatherings with varied cultural performances ranging from indian classical music to Bengali folk song to Malayali dance to fusion of dances of the rainy season to Naga traditional cock-fighting dance to Sambalpuri song.
The celebration concluded with a football match between ASC and Theology. The thrilling match ended with a 2 – 0 win by ASC team.