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Soimela 2017

Debleena Tripathi was the MC on the first evening
Debleena Tripathi was the MC on the first evening
Nabaneeta Dev Sen, President, Soi, delivering her welcome speech
Nabaneeta Dev Sen, President, Soi, delivering her welcome speech
Soi Bhaadu Gaan performed by Soi members
Soi Bhaadu Gaan performed by Soi members
 Welcoming Viola Sonachi B. Sangma, Garo writer
Welcoming Viola Sonachi B. Sangma, Garo writer
Welcoming Dr. Damayanti Beshra, Santali writer
Welcoming Dr. Damayanti Beshra, Santali writer
Welcoming Krairi Mog Choudhury, Mog writer and artist
Welcoming Krairi Mog Choudhury, Mog writer and artist
Welcoming Manidipa Nandy Biswas, singer
Welcoming Manidipa Nandy Biswas, singer
Welcoming Vibha Rani, Maithili folk artist
Welcoming Vibha Rani, Maithili folk artist
Welcoming Shefali Deb Barma, Kokoborok poet
Welcoming Shefali Deb Barma, Kokoborok poet
Welcoming Kajal Demta, Sadri writer
Welcoming Kajal Demta, Sadri writer
Lighting the inaugural lamp
Lighting the inaugural lamp
The guests on the stage
The guests on the stage
Manidipa Nandy Biswas presenting Rabindrasangeet translated in Sadri
Manidipa Nandy Biswas presenting Rabindrasangeet translated in Sadri
Vibha Rani presenting teasing songs of Mithila
Vibha Rani presenting teasing songs of Mithila
Vibha Rani presenting teasing songs of Mithila
Vibha Rani presenting teasing songs of Mithila
Discussion session: Stories and Proverbs from our community, Day 1
Discussion session: Stories and Proverbs from our community, Day 1
Pandavani presentation by Kasba Arghya
Pandavani presentation by Kasba Arghya
Pandavani presentation by Kasba Arghya
Pandavani presentation by Kasba Arghya
Pranati Thakur was the MC for the second evening
Pranati Thakur was the MC for the second evening
Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay, Sahitya Akademi, delivering speech
Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay, Sahitya Akademi, delivering speech
Performing Poetry by Krairi Mog Choudhury
Performing Poetry by Krairi Mog Choudhury
Performing Poetry by Krairi Mog Choudhury
Performing Poetry by Krairi Mog Choudhury
Our eminent guests
Our eminent guests
Discussion session: Stories and Proverbs from our community, Day 2. Dr. Pratibha Mondal was the moderator for this session
Discussion session: Stories and Proverbs from our community, Day 2. Dr. Pratibha Mondal was the moderator for this session
Kalpana Gagdekar from Budhan Theatre, Ahmedabad, performing her short play
Kalpana Gagdekar from Budhan Theatre, Ahmedabad, performing her short play
Kalpana Gagdekar from Budhan Theatre, Ahmedabad, performing her short play
Kalpana Gagdekar from Budhan Theatre, Ahmedabad, performing her short play
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Our young volunteers received certificates of appreciation from Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Welcoming Pranati Thakur
Welcoming Pranati Thakur
Bhumikanya, collage of texts and songs by Soi members
Bhumikanya, collage of texts and songs by Soi members
Bhumikanya, collage of texts and songs by Soi members
Bhumikanya, collage of texts and songs by Soi members
Madol Folk Band performing on stage
Madol Folk Band performing on stage
Madol Folk Band performing on stage
Madol Folk Band performing on stage
Members and viewrs enjoy the performances
Members and viewrs enjoy the performances
Our guests spontaneously danced to the tunes of Bengali folk songs
Our guests spontaneously danced to the tunes of Bengali folk songs
The President and members of Soi joins the guests
The President and members of Soi joins the guests
The President and members of Soi joins the guests
The President and members of Soi joins the guests
Soimela ends with Soi theme song - Prano Bhoriye Trisha Horiye
Soimela ends with Soi theme song - Prano Bhoriye Trisha Horiye
Soimela ends with Soi theme song - Prano Bhoriye Trisha Horiye
Soimela ends with Soi theme song - Prano Bhoriye Trisha Horiye

The theme for Soimela 2017 was 'Bhumikanya': A Festival of Folk and Tribal Women's Literature and Culture. Organised on 23rd and 24th April, 2017, Soimela 2017 remained witness to vivid creative explorations of eminent women writers, poets, singers and theatre activists from around the country.

Please follow this link for a detailed report on Soimela 2017