Tuesday, March 06, 2007

AID Kolkata puts up a stall at Jadavpur University on 26th and 27th February

AID Kolkata chapter put up a stall at the film festival Juxtapose arranged by the arts students' union FAS (Forum for Arts Students) at the Vivekananda Hall in Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sonia, who is volunteering with AID San Diego, helped us immensely. She, along with Bodhisattwa, Indraneel and Debabrata managed the stall. Rahul, Ritesh, Juhita, Sombodhi and Satabdi also helped them to set up the stall and manage it. Malay Bhattacharya from West Bengal RTI Manch visited our stall on the second day. We put up 5 awareness posters, 3 on Bhopal and 2 on RTI. We also had AID Kolkata pamphlets, which were distributed by the FAS volunteers to the people who were coming to watch the movies. FAS also kept announcing about AID in between the film screenings.

We had khadi clothes, pottery items from ARTRC, AID Orissa, t-shirts from Folkmart, a few notebooks made by DRCSC (Development Research Communication Services Centre) - an NGO operating in West Bengal. We also had a few calendars on Singur made by Kolkata Nagarik Manch, books and calendars on the struggle of Mehdiganj people. Our main aim was to spread the word about AID and various issues on which we are working.

For more photos, visit the AID Gallery

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