News Desk, News Nation 360 : The 190th Foundation Day of Medical College Kolkata falls on January 28, 2024. Being the first medical college in both Asia and India is something to be proud of for Kolkata Medical College. Following a protracted movement led by Lord William Bentinck and a few of the society's enlightened figures, this college was established in 1835. The college reunion and the Ex-Student Association (MCESA) were established in 1930 with the foundation day
ceremony. It is also a proud moment in the fact that Sir Nilratan Sircar was the Association's first President. The 190th Foundation Day and 89th Reunion will take place on January 28, 2024, following the tradition. According to Dr Amit Ghosh, Convenor of MCESA, Calcutta Medical College has witnessed numerous historical events spanning the last 190 years. They also honour their former students who have achieved greatness in the past, including Sir Nilratan Sircar, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, Dr Rambaran Jadav, President of Nepal, Dr Kadambini Ganguly, the nation's first Lady Doctor, Dr Bidhumukhi Basu, the first graduate doctor of India, and many more. In Kolkata Town Hall this evening, there was an inaugural ceremony before the main Festival. With the launch of 190 balloons and a lantern (Fanus) bearing the number 190, the Festival officially began. The programme was officially opened by the Honourable Former Governor of West Bengal, Gopal Krishna Gandhi. Other guests who graced the occasion included Andrew Fleming, the British Dy. High Commissioner in Kolkata, Jahar Sarkar, MP, Dr Debanjan Chakraborty, Director of the East and North East British Council, Rev. FR. Fellix Raj, Vice Chancellor of
St. Xavier's University, Dr Amit Ghosh, Convenor of MCESA, and Dr Avik Ghosh, Honorary Secretary of MCESA. A documentary about 190 years of Medical College has been aired, and a coffee table book has been released. Following this, Dr Amit Ghosh hosted a talk show in which Andrew Fleming, Jahar Sarkar, Dr Debanjan Chakraborty, Rev. FR. Fellix Raj, Dr Indrajit Sardar, and Tapati GuhaThakurta discussed the same topic. Finally, Pandit Bikram Ghosh & Iman Chakraborty's musical performance brought the programme to a close.
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