Chowgule College to host actor, director and social worker Nandita Das on Founder’s Day

 The celebrations are held in honor of the visionary founder Vishwasrao Chowgule

 Panaji, 17th August 2011:As a tribute to its founder Mr. Vishwasrao Chowgule, the 25thof August is celebrated as Founder’s Day at Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science every year. The birth anniversary of the visionary leader, Founder’s Day aims to instill a higher vision of excellence in its students and staff. This year, Chowgule College will host the acclaimed actor, director and social worker Nandita Das at the campus for an interactive session with the students.


An artist in her own right and a role model to the youth, Nandita Das is known for her fiery performances and sensitive style of film making. Much-admired for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000) and Aamaar Bhuvan (2002) she had carved a niche for herself in the industry.  Nandita das has also won a number of national and international awards for her directorial debut Firaaq in 2008 starring Naseeruddin Shah. Nandita Das will deliver a talk on the occasion of Founders Day on her journey and experiences through life. Chowgule College’s first Founder’s Day commemoration held last year hosted author Chetan Bhagat.


Founder’s Day celebrations are an annual fixture on Chowgule College’s calendar of events. Regarded as one of the pioneer of industrialisation in the state, Mr. Chowgule fought against the odds to create what he believed in. A philanthropist at heart, he founded Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College in the year 1962. He had a clear vision for the college and was committed to advancement in the field of education. Founded in memory of his mother, the college was inaugurated by a woman, the then External Minister Mrs. Lakshmi Menon on 23rd June 1962. Since then the college has come a long way under the able guidance of the trustees of the Chowgule College Society and has achieved numerous milestones in the field of education, sports, academics and cultural events.


Says Dr. R. V Gaonkar, Principal, Chowgule College, “Our founder, Shri Vishwasrao Chowgule was committed to creating a centre for excellence in the field of education. In keeping with his vision we are constantly innovating to offer students the best in terms of academics, infrastructure, teaching skills and thought leadership. While academics is extremely important, we lay an equal emphasis on instilling sound values, inspiring higher thought and motivating our students to achieve success to the best of their abilities. This initiative on Founder’s Day is another step in that direction”


Founder’s Day will be celebrated at Chowgule College campus on the 25thof August.