3rd Sujal Mukherjee Memorial Oration

19th December 2015, 6PM

The 3rd Sujal Mukherjee Memorial Lecture will be held in Kolkata on 19th December, 2015 at 05:30pm. The guest speaker, Dr. George W Rodway will deliver a talk on "A Little History of Some Big Peaks: The Saga of Medical Science associated with the Struggle for the Heights". A special presentation will be given by the Guest of Honour Sri Harish Kapadia. The title of his talk is "Games Mountaineers Play - A humorous look at mountains and mountaineers, both in mountains and otherwise".

About Sujal Mukherjee

Sujal Mukherjee (1932-1994) belonged to the first generation mountaineers of West Bengal. He started to trek in the Garwal and Kumaun Himalaya in 1961 and undertook his Basic and Advance Mountaineering Courses in HMI in the years 1964 and 1965. Since his introduction to the Indian Himalaya he remained an active alpinist and a keen rock climber. In the 1980’s, Sujal played a pivotal role in the camping and nature study movement of West Bengal. Inspired by Sujal’s humble, yet dedicated and academic approach to the outdoors and to carry on his legacy; some of his students of rock climbing got together to organize an annual lecture in his memory.

Talks

1. "A Little History of Some Big Peaks: The Saga of Medical Science associated with the Struggle for the Heights" - Dr. George W Rodway (Guest Speaker)

2. "Games Mountaineers Play" - Sri Harish Kapadia (Guest of Honour)

Venue

Rotary Sadan
94/2 Chowringhee Road, Kolkata 700020

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