Garden High School in association with Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy organized CHECKMATE 2017, an Inter-School Chess Championship which was held on the School premises on Saturday, 11 November 2017. Ten schools participated in the competition to make the event a memorable one. They were Birla High School (Boys), South Point School, Future Hope School, Future Foundation School, The Heritage School, South City International School, Ashok Hall Girls H.S. School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Shri Shikshayatan School and Garden High School. The participants included pupils from Classes V to XII.
The Principal, Mrs Rajashri Biswas, declared the tournament open with a welcome speech. She mentioned that Chess is not just a game but also a lesson for life. As the rapid chess tournament began there was excitement all-around. Four rounds were played by each participant.
Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua graced the occasion and gave away the prizes. The winning team was Garden High School. South Point School emerged runner-up. Birla High School for Boys came third. Each board had an individual winner and a runner-up. Garden High School, being the host school, handed over the Champion’s trophy to the runner-up South Point School. The tournament came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Vice-Principal.
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Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) organised a classical music concert at Garden High School Kolkata on Saturday, 07 October 2017, at 5.00 pm.
The concert titled Baithaki Series had performances from eminent sarod player Pt Partho Sarodi accompanied by Pt Anindo Chatterjee and vocal by Nabanita Chowdhury accompanied by Rupak Bhattachariya.
The evening programme started off with table by 4 students of MATRA. The programme was graced by eminent musicians of Indian Classical music including Ustad Rashid Khan and Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar among others.
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The three-day Intensive Tabla Workshop organised by Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) ended in grand style at Garden High School on Monday, 24 July 2017.
The Workshop was inaugurated by Pt Anindo Chatterjee on the morning of 22 July 2017. On behalf of the Satikanta Guha Foundation, Sm Ratna Bose delivered the welcome speech and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee and Sri Haridas Alankode also addressed the audience. Dr Anuradha Das, Academic Advisor of Satikanta Guha Foundation, compered the programme.
About 40 selected students from different states of India (Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Orissa), Bangladesh and USA participated in the workshop. Pt Anindo Chatterjee and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee personally trained the students on all the three days showing them the nuances of Tabla playing, how to play solo, how to play as an accompanying artist, etc. It was a rich and enduring experience for the students.
There were performances by eminent artists on all days after the classes. There were Tabla solos by Pt Anindo Chatterjee, Sri Anubrata Chatterjee, Ms Ratnashree Iyer, Sri Sandip Ghosh and Sitar by Sri Ayan Sengupta, Santoor by Sri Haridas Alankode and vocal by Sri Sreenath Nair. Sarod player Pt Tejendra Majumdar, Tabla players Pt Parimal Chakraborty, and Pt Subhankar Banerjee were felicitated on the occasion.
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