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 p.m.

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.