On the very auspicious day of Mahalaya, West Bengal Motion Pictures’ Artist Forum unveiled its first Puja Barshiki – Sharodiya Batayon. The magazine was launched amidst much fanfare by eminent actors Mr Prosenjit Chatterjee and Mr Chiranjit Chakraborty. Mr Arindam Ganguly, General Secretary, West Bengal Motion Pictures’ Artist Forum and Chief Advisor, Sharodiya Batayon, Mr Dipankar Dey, Mr Prabhat Roy, Mr Tamal Roy Choudhury, Mr Romen Roy Choudhury, Mr Shankar Chakraborty, Mr Jack, Mr Debdut Ghosh, Mr Anindya, Mr Saptarshi, Mr Dulal Lahiri, Mr Badshah Moitra, Ms Pallabi Chatterjee, Mr Sidharth Pansari, Chief STORYteller, STORY & Director, Primarc Group along with other city glitterati and dignitaries were present for the occasion.
Sharodiya Batayon features interviews, autobiography, letters, short stories, poems, food columns, health – features, photography and a lot more for the readers. Celebrity contributors include Sandip Ray, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mousumi Bhattacharya, Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Srijato, Rupa Ganguli, Soham Chakroborty, Kheyali Dastidar, Badshah Maitra, Sudeepa Mukherjee, Saumitra Basu, Sumitra Sen, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Shakuntala Baruah, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, Shibasish Bandyopadhyay, Surajit Bandyopadhyay, Manasi Sinha, Chandrashekhar Seal, Sagnik, Dr Santanu Mukhopadhyay, Debanjan Chattopadhyay, Arman Parvez Murad, Procheto Gupta, Santanu Mitra, Soumitra Basu, Tapan Ganguly & Debpratim Dasgupta.
“Sharodiya Batayon will come out twice a month till Book Fair and later on a monthly basis. The magazine includes writings by eminent personalities of the city. It is a humble beginning with the support from all the leading personalities from the field of art, culture, literature & entertainment. Hope that the readers will enjoy our initiative”, said Mr Arindam Ganguly, General Secretary, West Bengal Motion Pictures’ Artist Forum & Chief Advisor, Sharodiya Batayon.
Mr Ramen Roy Chowdhury is the Editor-in-Chief while Mr Saptarshi Roy is the Assistant Editor of this first Puja Barshiki-Sharodiya Batayon. Mr Dipanjan Bhattacharya has designed the cover. The Editorial team consists of Mr Kushal Chakraborty, Mr Subhrajit Dutta, Mr Santanu Mitra & Mr Debanjan Chattopadhyay.
Sharodiya Batayon, priced at Rs 50/- will be available in the Artists’ Forum office, STORY and in various other places in Kolkata.