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CIVIL SERVICES OFFICERS` INSTITUTE
CIVIL SERVICES OFFICERS’ INSTITUTE
CSOI E-Newsletter
Issue 5, April to June 2015
Come springtime and it is time for activities filled with fun and entertainment.
During the quarter, three stage plays were organized – to
start with in April, - ‘Jaat Hee Poocho Sadhu Kee’ –
written by Vijay Tendulkar and presented by ‘Nepathya’
Theatre Group under direction of Ms. Mala Kumar. An
excellent play which brought out deep rooted social evils
of our society on caste.
In May, Film Theatre Society under the direction of Atul
Satya Kaushik staged “WO LAHORE” – a musical drama
on the turmoil in Punjab families during partition.
The
same
group staged
another
comical and
satirical play
“Animal
Farm” in May
– a Hindi
adaptation of George Orwell’s play with same title where the dirty politics in jungle kingdom is
portrayed as rule of the jungle. It highlighted a satire on political class of today.
of music and dance, continued to enthrall members. Dr.
Shovna Narayan’s “Rhythm & Joy” – Kathak performance by her pupils to
celebrate “World Dance Day” on 2 May 2015 was well appreciated .
The SAKHA cultural group organized three musical evenings during the quarter
to pay tributes to lyricist Mr. Anil Biswas, music director Shankar JaiKishan and
acclaimed singer Talat Mehmood. All music events got an overwhelming
response and music lovers were transported into the Bollywood years of 1960s.
For
interactive session, we had Shri M.J. Akbar to give an
overview of his two books – “A Mirror to Power – Notes on a Fractured
Decade” and
“Tinder Box
– The Past
and Future
of Pakistan”
– which had
galaxy
of
intellectuals to share their views
on these books.
A panel
discussion was also organized by
Mrs. Bulbul Sen Sarkar on “Business & Community – The Story
of Corporate Social Responsibility in India” – a book written
by Ms. Pushpa Sunder. Distinguished speakers – Dr. N. Chandra
Mohan and Shri P. C Pandey discussed the subject of the book and
exchanged thoughts on CSR & other areas.
During June 2015, CSOI organized a special fortnight for children
by screening a series of films along with a skill development
adventure camp which was attended by 28 children in the age
groups of 8 to 18 years.
During the quarter, selected movies including Birdman,
Shamitabh, NH-10, Badlapur, Fury, Dum laga ke
Haisha and Theory of Everything were screened.
The swimming pool opened with a bang for members and families on 15 April 2015. This year,
CSOI got a record membership of 192 users in age groups from 65 years to 5 years. It is heartening
to see the swimming pool and gym buzzing with members & families enjoying summer vacation.
Now that the monsoons have set in Delhi, the mood will shift towards monsoon ball.
Wait & Watch!!

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