|49th Annual Report|
|21 July 2001|
Annual Report of the
Medical College Ex Students' Association
I feel honoured and privileged to
present the Annual Report of MCESA for the year 2000-2001 as Honorary
Secretary of our Association. Another year is being added to the glory of our
Alma Mater and
With grief-stricken heart we
condole the sad demise of our beloved bright members namely, Dr. Subodh
Banerjee, Dr. Rangalal Das, Dr. Sudipta K. Ghosh, Dr. C.R. Maity, Dr. Indra
Chowdhury, Dr. Rasamay Ganguly, Dr. Bishnu Mukherjee, Dr. S.K. Addy, and
Dr. Asoke Banerjee.
This year 60 life members and 134
annual members were added
to our M C E S A family.
When I was bestowed upon the
responsibility of Secretary I was
greatly moved at the same time I was afraid of vast task ahead, specially
regarding finance, budget and fund raising. Our President Dr. Mahabir Singh
being nonambulant due to some serious ailments I could not be blessed with his
experienced guidance in person, of course, I got all encouragement from him and in spite
of his illness he tried his best for fund raising.
thank our chairperson Dr. Shyamal K. Basu who helped us whenever needed.
Our senior Vice-President Dr. Dhiraj Choudhury carried out all the functions meant for President. Executive members also helped a lot namely Dr. P.S. Gupta, Dr. B. Mallick our President-elect etc. Scientific Secretary Dr. Bratati Lahiri Majumder, Asstt. Scientific Secretary Dr. Sankar Nath tried hard and arranged for sponsorship of scientific programmes and helped in fund raising in many ways. Some of our members took keen interest and helped in scientific session sponsorship etc. Among many others I must thank Dr. Ashoke Kar, Dr. Sudip Chatterjee, Dr. Sudip Chakravarty, Dr. Birendranath Das, Dr. Goutam Khastgir, Dr. Ambar Chakraborty, Dr. Debasis Basu (Sr), Dr. Shymal Sen, Dr. Sunil Sen, Dr. Purnima Chatterjee who donated a good sum of money. Dr. S. Sinha and Dr. Chandan K. Sen being superintendent and deputy superintendent of M C H helped us in many ways. Some of our very senior and celebrity members Dr. Samar Mitra, Dr. Abirlal Mukherjee, Dr. Sunil Thakur, Dr. C.S. Dawn were always there to encourage us. My Joint Secretary Dr. Subrata Goswami and Asstt. Secretary Dr. Ujjwal Mondal and Dr. Binay Saha was always there to help me. Dr. Sikha Banerjee treasurer being previous year's secretary assured me with her advice regarding fund raising.
the usual programme were there in annual meet. Although money may not have been
spent lavishly the functions were nevertheless eye catching.
to last years committee who collected handsome amount of money. In spite of
lavish expenditure as it was millennium reunion they could manage to keep some
money for future.
am glad to inform that we left no debt and already fixed deposited Rs.
30,000/‑ on life members account and hoping to fix another fifty thousand
green signal from the then Hon'ble Minister incharge Mr. Kshiti Goswami we
could persuade P.W.D. Engineer M C H to face lift the principal's lawn where we
held the tea party etc. P.W.D. Engineer Mrinal Babu leveled the Lawn and made a
Oft boundary stone slab path around the area. I hope we would be able to make
the lawn more decorative next time.
Space for M C E S A Activities.
We are in real need of new space for our office complex and committee meeting room and M C E S A Library. We have submitted a written request to Principal, Medical College, Kolkata to provide us a suitable space at newly renovated M C H heritage building, this was discussed in last reunion committee meeting and Principal agreed to it but did not make specific commitment on that issue. We must pursue the matter.
Reunion started with usual Flag Hoisting function. chairperson Dr. Shymal K. Basu, Secretary, President elect and many senior members and executive members were present.
Dr. Susanta K.
Sarkar was selected inaugurator of Scientific Session but in his absence due to
illness Dr. Chittaranjan Das Adhikary inaugurated the session. Members of
Scientific committee with able guidance of Dr. B. Lahiri Majumder, sectional
secretary and tremendous work by Asstt. Secretary Dr. Sankar Nath have done
wonderful job. Sessions were carefully selected so that it impresses all and
which involves all specialities. The sessions on AIDS, HRT, LASER THERAPY were
highly appreciated by all. Dr. M.N. De Memorial Oration was given by Dr. Durga
Charan Ghosh, Dr. Dhanapati Panja Memorial Oration was given by Dr. Probhatendu
Banerjee and Dr. Sreemanta Banerjea Memorial Oration was given by Dr. Ajit K.
Sarkar. Present students seminer was a good success like other years.
This year our
Re‑Union President was Dr. Phani Bhusan Bhattacharjee a social worker
besides doctors on his 100th year of successful life. He graced the reunion open
Exhibition theme was "Doctors in Extra Curricular activities."
Secretary Dr. Parag Ranjan Ghosh showed keen interest. Asstt. Secretary Dr.
Sabyasachi Roy with help of members and advice by Dr. Partha Sarathi Gupta
collected many paintings, photography and writings including poetries by
Ex‑Students. The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent artist Sri Prakash
Karmakar. He highly praised some of the paintings & writings and suggested a
elaborate well organised exhibition on some other occasion.
Social & Entertainment
gathering and evening cultural programmes and parties are one of the major
attraction of Re‑Union. Afternoon Tea‑Party
29th January enjoyed by about thousands of ex‑students and many present
students. The tea party on the red‑carpetted lawn with fancy light
decorations, back ground orchestra, the nostalgic gossips along with variety
snacks enjoyed by all. Inspite of Saraswati Puja it was a grand success. There
was lunch on 30th and Dinner party on 31st January as usual. Here I must thank
the committee Secretary Dr. Ramprasad Mondal and Asstt. Secretary Dr. Nirjhar
Bhattacharjee & student volunteers took most of the pain of arranging the
food etc. with help of Dr. Tarun Chatterjee.
Secretary Dr. (Ms) Sudipta Mukherjee gave utmost effort to bring success in
cultural programme. Four plays were staged namely Baro Bhute, Chikitsa Sankat,
Satru Daman and Sajano Bagan. Dr. Sujan Kundu our NRI exstudent must get special
thanks for coming all the way from England since last few years taking a
directors role. 31st was the day for variety show. Dr. Pallab Kritania and many
others took part.
debate competition was on important issue the motion being in the opinion of
house "privatization of Medical service is the only way out." Dr.
Bishnu Mukherjee and Dr. Nirmalya Banerji were judges.
Inspite of our
financial strain usual souvenir was published and for that sec. Dr. Bulbul
Raichowdhury and asstt. Sec. Dr. Pranati Sinha tried their level best.
verses present students Festival Cricket Match on 28th January afternoon is a
bridge between old and new generations. This year Mohun Bagan Athlectic
permitted us to hold that match in their precious ground and made all the
necessary arrangements. Though past students attendance was poor their present
students enjoyed very much. Dr. Prodyot K. Khan, Dr. Abirlal Mukherjee were
their to encourage them. We could manage the ground because of request from
Justice N.A. Chowdhury to Mr. Anjan Choudhury.
we have all arrangement ready for Banquet with unanimus opinion we cancelled the
party because of Earthquake
in Gujrat. The money collected for that Rs. 4,600/‑ from 12 members and
some added to it and we have send Rs.6000/to Prime Minister's Relief Fund for
Gujrat. My thanks to the donars.
student members and volunteers without whom reunion arrangements are almost
impossible. They helped a lot specially in registration counter, scientific
sessions food counters etc.
to the Calcutta Medical College Ex‑Students' Association (U.K.) for
their large participation in College Re‑Union for last few years and
regards and thanks to all of them who directly or indirectly helped us to make
the Re Union a successful.
1) Dr. Shanti
Indra expressed her wish to donate some money for Award to be given to the
student one who would stood 1st in Paediatrics in Final MBBS Examination.
2) Dr. Jitesh
Sampadder have sent a written appeal to Metro Rail for changing the name of
Metro Station `Central' to `Medical College' Executive Committee agreed to the
idea and we are also willing to send a request for the same.
3) Mrs. Anima
Ganguly wanted to donate Rs. 25,000/‑ for Dr. RASAMAY GANGULY MEMORIAL AWARD to be given to best in MBBS for the
subject of Surgery.
4) We have to
spend rupees 2000/- for keeping the website & E.mail upto date through
Dr. Dipak Sarbadhikari, Executive Committee agreed to this proposal.
Garlanding of the statue of Mr. David Hare was done on his birth day from M C E
S A, along with the others. We propose to celebrate his birth and death
aniversery each year as he was one of the founder of Medical College, Bengal.
modernization of office and network communication,
executive committee decided to buy a computer and keep some deposit money for
sincerely remember the service and meticulous office keeping of our beloved Indu
Babu throughout the year. He was the real man behind show. Newly recruitted
office assistant Probir Banerjee proved himself worth for the post. Office peon
Aurobinda Das worked hard during these few months.
I am sure inspite of all our sincere and honest efforts there may be many lacunae. The fault is mine. We tried our utmost to keep up the flag of our Association and College flying high.
live M C E S A.