India Post & Theism group released a special cover on Satyajit Ray to commemorate his birth centenary year and sixty six years of Pather Panchali
Theism Group in association with Department of Posts, (West Bengal Circle) released a specialcover to commemorate the birth centenary year of illustrious filmmaker-author Satyajit Ray besides sixty six years of his debut directorial venture Pather Panchali on 23rd September,2021.
On 23rd 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 Department of Post, India hosted the endeavour at the most prestigious Rotunda, GPO, Kolkata.
It was graced by the august presence of distinguished personalities like Satyajit Roy’s son Sandip Ray, who is a noted filmmaker himself, Debasis Mukhopadhyay, a well-known Satyajit researcher, Ekta Bhattacharya, who designed the special cover, Niraj Kumar, PMG, Kolkata Region, Manoj Kumar, Director of Postal Service, Kolkata Region, Ritam Saha, CDO and Director, Theism Group. Niraj Kumar, along with Sandip Ray, Ritam Saha released the special cover.
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 Department of Posts, India. It’s also a proud moment for Pather Panchali, a classic which completes sixty years, made by my father. It’s giving me an immense pleasure to release the special cover on such an important day.”
Ritam Saha, CDO and 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 donenumerous events but it would remain as a very special one to us.”
Debasis Mukhopadhyay told aboutthe relevance of the day as to why they released it on 23rd September. Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee rendered a song of Tagore 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 fifty years in the service of the people of Calcutta, is a diversified conglomerate dealing in the field of events and entertainment, healthcare, power and elevatormanufacturing and so on.