Offerings by various artists
Santoor Recital by Pandit Satish Vyas
Sitar recital by Shri Purbayan Chatterjee
02.Jan.2009 : Vocal recital by Shubhra Guha
02.Jan.2009 : Poetry-reading by Joy Goswami
26.Dec.2008 : Dance by Aloka Kanungo's troupe
Aspiration 2008 held from December 26, 2008 to January 4, 2008 was successful in encapsulating the spirit that binds Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, sustains it and guides it forward. There was a courage to innovate and experiment, as was reflected in the attempt to allow Poetry Reading and Khayal to converge and in facilitating the metamorphosis of Dhrupad into Rabindra Sangeet.
Shri Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Mayor of Kolkata, inaugurated the celebrations on December 26, 2008. Eminent Historian and Vice Chairperson of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Prof. Bharati Roy also graced the occasion as Guest of Honour.
The students of The Future Foundation School put up stalls exhibiting the crafts items they had created during their classes in Saturday School. Others showcased skills learnt at Saturday school classes. There was rendition of western songs by students of the vocal music class. Instrumental music students presented a medley of songs on the Synthesiser and Violin. Dance students performed on stage. Drama students staged a drama. Quiz and Chess competitions were also held. Students from different schools of Kolkata participated in the Chess Tournament. Students of the Cultural school 'Shakti Centre' staged music and dance programmes.