IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India

Sorcar's Alumni Award News in The Statesman

(June 4, 2014, New Delhi: The following is reproduced from The Statesman, Section II, reported by Dilip Guha):

Alumni Award

The Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) recently conferred the Life Time Achievement Award on multi-media artist Manick Sorcar at their 8th Annual Conference held at the PHD House in the Capital. The citation, trophy and flowers were handed over by Union minister of state for railways, Manoj Sinha.

An eminent jury unanimously selected Sorcar for the IIT BHU Alumni Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2013-14 for his outstanding contributions in the field of Cultural and Enlightenment through science and Arts (Illumination for Art/Animation/Entertainment and Social Work).

Sorcar is an award-winning artist in various media, including fine arts, cartoons, animations, laser arts, and world-touring stage shows with live action mixed with laser animation. His animated films, all based on children's stories from India, have won prestigious awards at international film festivals.

Accepting the award Sorcar said, "I attribute to two great sources that made it all happen. The first is my father, the late P C Sorcar, who kindled the fire in me to combine science with art. I had my hands-on experience back stage in doing the intriguing lighting and art design of his world-touring magic shows. It was so fascinating to me that I fell in love with it a lot more than doing magic shows on stage. And the second is BHU, my alma-mater, the all-time great university, which set the foundation for all the technical knowledge in me".

(End of news in The Statesman, New Delhi).

Memorable Moments from the Event:


(left) Manick, Shikha with A. N. De, Executive Director, Skytech Power Solutions at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Delhi, (Right) Near the entry of Alumni Awards Function at PHD Chamber of Commerce, PHD House,
4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi, India.

(left) Manoj Sinha, M. Tech (Civil) from IIT-BHU, Honorable Minister of State (Railways), Govt. of India, lights the lamp, (Right) Debashish Bhattacharyya, President, IIT BHU Alumni Association, lights the lamp as Rajeev Gupta, Managing Director, Manoj Sinha, Raj Singh (far right), V.C., Goenka University, and others watch. (Photo by Aiba, Delhi)

Cultural Program started with enchanting dances by Russian French Kathak Dancer Olga Chepelianskaia
(Photo by Aiba, Delhi)

(Left) Manick Sorcar received the IIT-BHU Life Time Achievement Award 2013-14
from the hands of Sri Manoj Sinha, (Right) Manick Sorcar delivering the acceptance speech
(Photo by Aiba, Delhi)

Audience at the Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, Chamber of Commerce, PHD House, New Delhi.
(Photo by Aiba, Delhi)

Cocktails and dinner following the event
(Photo by Aiba, Delhi)

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