Bethune day and Banamahotsav was celebrated on 12th August,
2022. The day started with paying homage to the tomb of Sir John Elliot
Drinkwater Bethune, by the Principal, Teachers' Council Secretary and
representatives of teaching and non - teaching staff of the college.
Further, the Principal, along with the alumni, TCS, teaching and non-
teaching staff visited Bethune Collegiate School and paid floral tribute
to Sir JED Bethune's statue and Bethune plaque at college campus. The
bust of J. E. D Bethune was unveiled by students commemorating the 175th
year of his arrival in India. Floral tribute was offered to the statues
of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar and Sister Nivedita.
An exhibition by the students on 'flora and fauna of the Bethune
College' was inaugurated by Smt. Sampa Das, an eminent handloom
At the Centenary Hall, the programme started with lighting of lamp,
felicitation of guests and planting saplings and watering them. Three
books were released by the Principal and guests.
Welcome address was delivered by the Principal, Prof. Krishna Roy. A
short speech was given by a student representative. Dr. Manju
Chakraborty, alumna and former H.O.D of Chemistry Department was
felicitated. This was followed by a speech delivered by Smt. Sampa Das
and the Bethune Day lecture by Dr. Basabi Chakraborty, Faculty, Rabindra
Bharati University. A cultural programme was organised. An alumna
donated some flowering plants for the college garden. Saplings were
distributed by student members NSS on that day.
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