GUWAHATI, April 25 - In connection with the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, the Department of English, Beltola College, held a programme in honour of the venerated poet and playwright on Saturday.
Hosting the event, Kamaruj Jaman, Assistant Professor, prepared a collage on Shakespeare keeping in view the maestro�s worthy literary works, life and commonly-quoted dialogues from his plays. All the teachers of the department along with the students paid homage to the playwright.
The programme was presided over by Pankaj Kumar Kalita, Head of the Department of English. The teachers delivered speeches, shedding light on life and works of Shakespeare, especially his timeless plays and sonnets, his philosophy of life and his genius. The speakers appealed to the students not merely to read Shakespeare for academic scoring, but to understand Shakespeare for day-to-day life. The speeches also focused on the relevance of Shakespeare�s plays in present times.
The students actively participated in the programme and recited some of the immortal lines from the Bard�s plays and sonnets.