The Remembering Partition Event (October 24th)



Date: 24th October, 2010
Location: Indian Merchant Chambers,
E Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Time: 8.30 am to 5 pm
Dress Code: Semi formal/ Ethnic

Entrance to invitation only.






Itinerary for day


Time

Item

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9:00 AM

Introductions + short skit to set tone

Introduce panelists, schools, and the remembering partition

team

 

9:30 AM

Round 1: Was partition necessary at the time?

 

Panel leader: Manjeet Kripalani

5 mins- Speech by panel leader

45 mins- discussion

10 mins- Q&A with audience

10:30 AM

Round 2:  Are the scars of this tragedy permanent?

Will thy loom over our nations forever?

Panel leader: Tom Alter

5 mins- Speech by panel leader

45 mins- discussion

10 mins- Q&A with audience

 

11:30 AM

Coffee break

Participants may visit the exhibition etc.

 

11:45 PM

Round 3:  Indians and Pakistanis will never

regard partition with the same emotions. Do you agree?  

Panel leader: Rahul Bose

5 mins- Speech by panel leader

45 mins- discussion

10 mins- Q&A with audience

 

12:45 PM

Keynote address

Mr. MJ Akbar

 

1:45 PM

Lunch Break

Students use this time to relax, chat, and visit the exhibition.

Students who have been doing the art/writing competition

since the beginning of the day wrap up their work.

 

3:00 pm

Ice Breaker session

Informal session. Get to know each other and our Pakistani

counterparts better. May also ask survivors question.

Judges begin evaluating art/articles of the students.

 

3:30 PM

Begin cultural session.

Students split up into random groups of six, and brainstorm

ideas for an impromptu skit with a clear message about

partition/how to look towards the future.

 

4:00 PM

Plays begin

The groups take turns to put up their plays.

 

4:40 PM

 Presentation of Awards

 

Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, Sherriff  of Mumbai

5:15 PM

Vote of Thanks

Session ends

 

 

Admission by Invitation Only