The desire to ignite the passion of quizzing among the students and thereby rekindle Kolkata’s obsession with everything Quiz is one that the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) takes very seriously. Naturally, the way the fledgling Quizzing Collective of the College is growing from strength to strength is a matter of great happiness. The community took another step in this direction with the Quirosity Quiz which witnessed a very healthy participation and keen competition.
Prof Dilip Shah, the Dean of Student Affairs of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) broke the news to about two hundred BE-ites who had assembled to celebrate the annual mystery tour to celebrate Agatha Christie’s birth anniversary. And it was no ordinary news that he was breaking, for he informed the assembled that J K Rowling, the creator of the immortal Harry Potter was a BE-ite and that, both harry Potter and his nemesis Lord Voldemort, were conceived, here in this campus itself!
He had more. To celebrate the Magic that is BESC, Rowling had sent in this year’s clues that would lead the “seekers” to the Philosopher’s Stone! After that it was sheer pandemonium of the muggle kind as teams vied to shift through the maze in their quest for fame and glory. One took them to the canteen, one to the library, one to the Dean’s office, one even to the Bank – with each place magically providing them with the riddle to be solved for the next level of wizardry.
Well, some spells did misfire, with startled Professors looking on bemused, as the hunters rummaged through the staff room or as they raced around the campus, all having a time of their lives. Prof Dilip Shah and Prof Meenakshi Chaturvedi, with subtle hints, added to the fun chase even as some industrious students were spotted desperately rummaging through their collection of Harry Potter books!
The most obvious clue – that pointed at Dumbledore – the universally loved and respected Dilip Sir of Hogwarts, turned out to be the most challenging, as the riddle to the next level was hidden behind the pencil sketch of him in his office.
Of the 45 teams that had participated in the hunt, only 5 made it to the end that had taken them to the Concept hall, “where the newcomers assemble” and are welcomed into the BESC folds. Participants were seen searching every inch of the huge hall for the illusive trophy – the Philosopher’s Stone, even as friends, philosophers and Professors looked on. “I have never participated in anything so exciting and mentally stimulating at the same time” said one participating student even as she tried to unravel the mystery in the piece of paper that held the clue to the next level. “Who would have thought that Agatha Christie will lead us to pit our brains against the wizards? I am loving it!”
The Winning Team comprised of Akash Manek, Sheraza Iqbal and Harsh Banthia. They have won all expense paid tickets to the 2018 Quidditch World Cup Finals which is slated to be played between England and Ireland shortly.
The event was coordinated by Drishti Roy and this report has been filed by Harry Potter enthusiasts Sutirtho Roy and Soham Debsarkar with camera person Sagnik Chatterjee of the Expressions collective of the BESC.
92 percent in his Class X examinations and still no institution was ready to give him admission. For Asif Iqbal was visually challenged and our education system was not inclusive enough to welcome him on board. But that had not deterred the young achiever, for he landed himself a scholarship and went all the way to the United States of America to keep his tryst with destiny.
“Two Days. A hundred Students. An instructor who has been there, done the beat. The result – perhaps the most fun workshop of the season! Dhamaal – the pre-Navratri celebrations of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) was just around the corner, and the workshop was an effort to connect students with the tradition, to help them muster the moves that are aimed at establishing a connect with the divine even as the community welcomes the Goddess to her abode in an ecstatic frenzy of rhythm and dance.
The stock market never ceases to fascinate the BE-ites. Successive generations of BESC students have built their careers – not to mention fortune and fame – with almost everyone having dabbled in it at some point in their lives or the other. The dynamics of the market, the desire to read the tealeaves to predict its moves and the yearning to understand what makes commodities, stocks and indices to act I the ways they do have been and continues to be a reigning, all-pervasive passion.
Celebrity Author, Youth Icon, Motivational Speaker – Chetan Bhagat wears many hats. Fact is, he is equally popular in any role he chooses to play, such is his connect with the youth. Naturally, Chetan Bhagat descending on the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) Campus – the most vibrant among the youth precincts, was like a double whammy. Neither failed to live up to their respective reputations. Bhagat was at his acerbic best, while 500 plus BE-ites cheered his hoarse.
Some are downright curse-ive. Some express their thoughts in italics. While there are others yet, who dwell in the capitals. Howsoever one may express his or her thoughts putting pen on paper, their psychology and character can be laid bare, by analyzing their handwriting – the way they cut their “t” and / or by the dots on their “i” and the looping of their “g” among other pointers that are tell-tale to the qualified eyes.
The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) celebrated the Hindi Divas with full solemnity. Prof Vasundhara Mishra, renowned exponent of the National language set the tone of the event with her excellent deliberations, even as a hundred students sat mesmerized. The speech was followed by two recitations by students of the college.
They say we can’t beat death but our constant question is how? The Shrimad Rajchandra Organ Donation Programme enlightens of living twice. SRLC launched Shrimad Rajchandra Organ Donation Programme (SRODP) last year on 14th February 2016, Valentine’s Day. It is a public awareness campaign to encourage and promote organ donation after death. The family is a vast one with these significant members: Subhash Kela from Mumbai, his wife Charu Kela, Shruti Mahota who is an organ pleadger and her 17 year old daughter, Anoushka Mohta, who aspires to be one too.
The science department of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) welcomed the freshers into its periodic table in a characteristically logical, manner- where ever action had a reaction equal and opposite in direction.