A Communiqué is an official announcement. A statement, essentially one that is made to the media,
with a view towards reaching out to a wider audience. At BESC, Communiqué is much more – it is a
platform where thoughts are created, curated and communicated for minds to comprehend, hearts
to relate to and souls to connect. That the Communique is a one of a kind, inter-College literary fest,
that has curved out a distinct niche for itself in the hears of the student community, needs no
Pranab Mukherjee – ex journalist, writer, thinker, orator, acknowledged exponent of the arts of
debating and dramatics – not to mention, the moving spirit behind the fest, conducted a two-day
curtain-raiser cum workshop for the participants.
Students were exposed to and progressively coached on matters relating to both public speaking
and creative writing. The Do’s and Don’ts that speakers should adhere to, the qualities that help a
speaker to be heard over the din, how to make words tell tales and a host of other related topics
were broached, interspersed with personal anecdotes and examples from the literary world in a
manner that is vintage Pranab Sir.
than anything else, the Communiqué is the celebration of the Word. The Word – written, spoken,
strung into poems of love, condensed into proverbs, vicious in arguments, staccato in speeches, soft
in careless whispers – in all its myriad forms.
The event was organised by Ashish Ranjan, Mehjabeen Gandhi and Koyel Guha.
The report has been filed by Mayank Kashyap with camerapersons Mayank Kashyap and Arnab Paul
of the Expressions Collective of the BESC