Gannon University Representatives to Participate in India Republic Day Event
Posted: January 28, 2017
Two Gannon University professors and several Gannon University
students will play key roles in the cultural presentation that is
part of the India Association of Greater Erie's celebration of
Republic Day on Saturday, January 28.
The event is the celebration of the national holiday in
commemoration of the date on which the Constitution of India came
into effect on January 26, 1950.
Shreelina Ghosh, assistant professor of English, and Anjali Sahay,
Ph.D., associate professor, political science, will conclude the
cultural portion of the evening's program with performances from
two of the ten forms of Indian classical dance.
Ghosh was trained in the Odissi tradition that originated in the
Indian state of Odisha on the country's eastern coast. Sahay
will perform dance from the Kathak traditional, which is attributed
to the traveling bards of ancient northern India. Several Gannon
students from among the University's large contingent of students
from India are in charge of the evening's music.
The performances of Ghosh and Sahay will begin around 7:45
The evening will also include a social hour beginning at 6 p.m., a
dinner and cultural presentations from the nation's varied
folkloric and contemporary traditions.
Location: McClure Hall & Conference Center, Scottish Rite - Valley of Erie, 4701 Old Zuck Rd.