Book edited by Swami Sivapradananda

Swami Sivapradananada aka Saikatesh Maharaj, an ex-student and ex-Headmaster of the school recently edited a book on Sri Ramakrishna. The name of the book is 'SriRamakrishna BhabPrabaha: MananBhumi Chhunye' (শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ ভাবপ্রবাহঃ মননভূমি ছুঁয়ে). Swami Atmasthananda, the President of Ramakrishna Math & Mission inaugurated the book at Belur Math on 15th May, 2013. The book has been published by Kamarpukur Ramakrishna Math & Mission.

Books by Biswajit Ray

Cover of Swami Vivekananda Bangla Rachana Sangkalan

Sri Biswajit Ray, an ex-student of 1993 batch has edited a collection of Vivekananda's Bengali writings. The name of the book is Swami Vivekananda Bangla Rachana Sangkalan (স্বামী বিবেকানন্দ বাংলা রচনা সংকলন) and it has been published by Bangla Academy. The book contains original writings by Swamiji published at Udbodhan with their spellings and punctuations intact. The book is available in the market.

Sri Pinaki Chandra Ghosh joined Supreme Court

The Association extends heartiest congratulations to Sri Pinaki Chandra Ghosh for taking over the post of Honourable Justice in the Supreme Court of India.
Sri Ghosh is an ex-student of Vidyapith from 1968 Batch.

Vidyapith Chhou team visits Bangladesh

Recently, at the initiative of Swami Atmaprabhanandaji Maharaj, a Chhou (ছৌ) team comprising of 25 dining hall staffs of Vidyapith performed at Bagerhat centre of Ramakrishna Mission. Bagerhat is located in Bangladesh and the performance was highly applauded by the people watching the show. Revered Maharaj himself escorted the team.

The Alumni Association wishes all the success to the Chhou team in the days to come.

Book by Sri Swapan Kumar Bandyopadhyay

Cover of Swapanda's book

Sri Swapan Kumar Bandyopadhyay, popularly known as Swapanda, our English teacher at Vidyapith, has authored a book named Esecho Jyotirmoy (এসেছো জ্যোতির্ময়).

The Book is on Swamiji and commemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Cyclonic Monk. It contains 150 poems (75 Bengali & 75 English). Swami Suparnananda aka Satyada, the Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur, has written the foreword for the book. Swapanda has dedicated his book in memory of Late Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj.

Book by Swami Sivapradananda

Cover of Saikateshda's Book

Swami Sivapradananda, aka Saikatesh Maharaj, ex-student of 1976 H.S. batch and ex-headmaster of the school has authored a book named Panch Phuler Saji (পাঁচ ফুলের সাজি). The book is a collection of five short stories for children, though adults will enjoy reading those as well. Some of the stories were published earlier in Suktara, an esteemed Bengali child magazine. Revered Maharaj is currently the Headmaster of Kamarpukur Ramakrishna Mission Multipurpose School.

Novel by Sri Indrakant Jha

Sri Indrakant Jha, the retired Hindi teacher of Vidyapith, has written a novel named Trishanku which focuses the present Indian sociey torn between traditional values and decadent western culture.

The book is available in Purulia. Those who are interested to buy a copy are requested to contact Indrakant da at (+91)9933595280. The price of the book is Rs 190/-.

Here is a small review of the book.

Vidyapith ex-student wins Bhatnagar Award in Medical Science

With great pleasure we like to inform you that Dr Sandip Basu of Radiation Medicine Centre at Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai and an ex-student of 1988 batch has bagged the Santi Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 2012 in Medical Science this year.

The Prime Minister of India will be handing over the Prize in a suitable date later.

Needless to say, this is one of the most prestigious awards of the country.

The Association extends sincere best wishes and heartiest congratulations to Dr Sandip Basu.

Ex-student Debabrata Ghosh in the news

Debabrata Ghosh (ex student of our 1978 batch and nephew of Sushil Ghosh da) was in the news of Anadabazar Patrika dated 22nd August, 2012 with the heading "Jete Debo Na".

He is the Principal of Balagarh Bijoykrishna College, being transferred to Khandaghosh College as Principal. He was "Gheraoed" by students requesting him not leave the college as he is so much popular amongst the students & professors.

Please visit the news here.

Paintings of Panchu Da

With consent of Sri Panchu Gopal Dutta (our beloved Panchu Da), some of his remarkable paintings are being published here and numbered serially.

These paintings have been offered for sale by him and the tentative price of them will be Rs 25,000/- each.

Sri Chinmoy Das (1985 Batch) will act as the Coordinator in this issue. His mobile no. is (+91)9332373444. Anybody interested in the paintings is requested to get in touch with him.

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