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Raja Peary Mohan College has an excellent track record in organizing cultural programmes. The impetus of cultural programmes come from enthusiastic, talented students and the presence of the College Auditorium that, since its inauguration on 15 January 2002, has seen the staging of so many cultural functions, seminars, debates, performed and organized by the students and the staff.
At the beginning of the Academic Session, after admissions are complete, the Students’ Union Organise Freshers’ Welcome for the newly admitted students. The Principal and some members of the Staff apprise the students regarding the College, its ambience and aims. This is followed by Cultural Programme organised by the students.
College Drama Group:
- From 1957 plays were regularly staged during the annual festival of the College. It is said that the students of the College were taught the techniques of acting by the famous Indian theatre personality Sisir Kumar Bhadhuri (who was once a College teacher in English) who came to the college regularly to direct the students of the College for a presentation of Tagore’s Post Office.(Theatre Prayag, p-73, Vol. 3, No.1, October, 2004).
- We would like to specially emphasize the role of the students of this College in taking active participation in cultural activities in the form of theatre, dance-drama, singing competitions etc. The Students’ Theatre Group was ranked first in “All Bengal Inter–College Drama Competition” under the leadership of Dr Kuntal Mukhopadhyay, a prominent theatre personality and a faculty member of the college, organized by Sudrak and sponsored by Maharaja Manindra College, Kolkata.
- The Students’ Union actively participate in socio-cultural upliftment through production of dramas which are staged in various villages and townships of the districts of West Bengal. Such dramas depict the Social evils, the atrocities against women and the downtrodden.
- Presently the ex-students of the college has formed a theatre group “Saronik” which performs regular shows in different districts of the state and has also received some recognitions from theatre loving persons of Bengal.
- The Shakespeare Society of India has staged excerpts from the plays of Shakespeare in which the students of English Honours have actively participated.
A two-day programme is held in the month of January every year. The major programmes are :
- Prize Distribution Ceremony: Prizes are distributed among successful candidates of various University Examination who have topped among the College students, and to winners of Singing, Recitation, Debate, Extempore Speech, Quiz Competitions.
- Inter-Institutional Cultural Competition: Academic Institution in and around the College are invited to participate in a cultural competition. Every year a significant number of schools take part in this programme. Such initiatives are taken to spread the message of peace, equality in diversity and a drug-free world among the future of the Nation.
Teachers’ Day Celebration:
The students of the Departments of Bengali, Philosophy, English, Physiology, Political Science, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, History, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Commerce have organized function to felicitate teachers on Teachers’ Day.
Performing Arts Cell:
In 2005 the college has been accredited by NAAC, under UGC and is graded B++. The visiting peer team of the NAAC highly appraised the talents of the students in the field of performing Art, after seeing a programme of the students during their two days visit. They have recommended in their report to open a Performing Art Cell to encourage and uplift the talents in the field of Performing Art.
After the formation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), as is the process after NAAC accreditation, the college has established a Performing Art Cell under IQAC in 2007. Several Programmes were organized by the cell directly or encouraged and assisted by the cell.
- The cell began its journey by participating in the weeklong cultural programme to commemorate the Sesquicentennial celebration of Calcutta University in January 2007.
- The cell organized a three days work shop on “Theatre Performance” from 20th to 23rd December 2007. About 50 students appeared for the screening tests from different colleges of West Bengal, among which 36 were selected. Famous theatre personality Sri Arun Mukhopadhay inaugurated the workshop. The Secretary of West Bengal Natya Academy was also present and graced the occasion. After the three day workshop a certificate of participation was awarded to the participants.
- Cultural Competitions by the students.
- Celebrations of the 125th year of the establishment of the college in 2012.
- Celebration 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore
- Celebration 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda