INDIA POST & THEISM GROUP RELEASED A SPECIAL COVER ON SATYAJIT RAY TO COMMEMORATE HIS BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR AND 66 YEARS OF PATHER PANCHALI
Kolkata: Theism Group in association with the Department of Posts,( West Bengal Circle) released a special cover to commemorate the birth centenary year of illustrious filmmaker-author Satyajit Ray besides 66 years of his debut directorial venture Pather Panchali on 23 September 2021. On 23 September Ray got felicitated at the Senate Hall, Calcutta University in 1955 for Pather Panchali.It was an auspicious occasion to be remembered forever that the Department of Post, India hosted the endeavour at the most prestigious Rotunda, GPO, Kolkata. It was graced by the august presence of noted guests like Sandip Ray, noted filmmaker and son of Ray, Debasis Mukhopadhyay, a well known Satyajit researcher, Ekta Bhattacharya who designs the special cover, Niraj Kumar, PMG, Kolkata Region, Manoj Kumar, Director of Postal Service, Kolkata Region, Ritam Saha, CDO & Director, Theism Group.Niraj Kumar, PMG, Kolkata Region along with Sandip Ray, Ritam Saha, CDO & Director, Theism Group released the special cover. The entire project has been designed by Sudipta Chanda of The Dreamers Music PR Agency while the evening was hosted by noted interdisciplinary artist Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee.
Sandip Ray said, ” It gives me an immense pleasure that my father’s birth centenary year is being celebrated in such a big way. I am really thankful to Theism Group and the Department of Posts, India. It’s also a proud moment for Pather Panchali, a classic which completes 66 years made by my father. It’s giving me immense pleasure to release the special cover on such an important day.” Ritam Saha, CDO & Director, Theism Group, said, “We feel honoured to present such a unique thing a special cover on Satyajit Ray to commemorate his birth centenary year. It’s an achievement for us too.We have done numerous events but it would remain as a very special one to us.” Debasis Mukhopadhyay told about the relevance of the day that why we released it on 23 September. Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee rendered a Tagore song Ami Chini Go Chini Tomare which Ray used in Charulata.The evening kicked off with a small video remembering the classic Pather Panchali.
Theism Group, which completes 50 years in the service of the people of Calcutta is a diversified conglomerate dealing in the field of events and entertainment, healthcare, power and elevator manufacturing and so on.