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    Nat’l Day of Service and Remembrance

    “…when we look up at the flags raised at half-staff today, we have to find ways to make sure that we carry on in the spirit of those we lost and that we find some ways – big or small – to find lessons in terrible losses.” Secretary Kerry on September 11, 2014.

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in New Delhi

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in New Delhi

    “To pursue prosperity at home, both our nations must uphold a just, inclusive, and secure order,“ Secretary Hagel at the Observer Research Foundation, August 9, 2014

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  • Sec. Kerry's Remarks with Minister Sushma Swaraj

    Sec. Kerry's Remarks with Minister Sushma Swaraj

    The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. Of course, delivering on the potential of this moment is the key. The words are easy; it’s the actions we need to take that will really define the relationship in the days ahead.

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  • Sec. Kerry meets Minister Arun Jaitley

    Sec. Kerry meets Minister Arun Jaitley

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker pose with Indian Minister of Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, India, before a meeting as part of a Strategic Dialogue between the two countries on July 31, 2014.

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  • Secretary Kerry in New Delhi

    Secretary Kerry in New Delhi

    Secretary Kerry with Students at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi before a string of meetings as part of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue on July 31, 2014.

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  • Dancing to Connect
    Dancing to Connect

    The American Center is thrilled to partner with Sapphire Creations to bring the San Francisco based Robert Moses Dance Company for their first ever tour to India. The celebrated company wowed Kolkata with their electrifying performance at the Interface Festival 2014 at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar. The audience were treated to a medley of artistic brilliance that ranged from oral traditions in African American culture, the dark side of contemporary urban culture, the interception of faith and fables in today’s world, and of course the simple joy and expressive power of pure movement!!!  

  • Fun in the Language Classroom
    Fun in the Language Classroom

    Over the week, English Language Specialist Danielle Sass conducted a series of workshops at the Loreto College and the American Center with diverse groups of teachers and trainees. Participants learnt how to creatively engage students by both interest and actual participation. Captivating visuals and different fun games set the perfect ambience for vocabulary building! Indeed- the workshops once again proved that fun in the classroom not only leads to real engagement, it also means being challenged !!! 

  • Book reading session of Jewish Girls school
    The Jewish Girls’ School joins our library director in a book reading session

    The students of cllass IV to VI of The Jewish Girls’ School joinsour library director, Sushanta Banerjee, in a book reading of “What does the President do” by Amanda Miller and the “Story of the White House” by Marge Kennedy. Students interactively discussed on the U.S. President and the White House. After the session, they were introduced to our extensive English language children’s collection. Is your school interested in a book reading? Contact the American Library for more info! 

  • Dsicussion on "I am Malala"
    Mrs. Chaitali Maitra, invited faculty of St. Paul Cathedral Mission College, led a discussion on “I am Malala”

    On July 31st, Mrs. Chaitali Maitra, invited faculty of St. Paul Cathedral Mission College, led a discussion on “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Attending participants, all college students, came to the conclusion that the book was an inspiration to bring change for the better. PAO Joria commented we should do good, at the level of each individual and that itself would make a difference. 

  • Army Institute at the American Library
    American Library in Kolkata offered library orientation to students of Army Institute of Management

    Over 120 undergrad management students of Army Institute of Management participated in library orientation at The American Library in Kolkata during July 17-18, 2014. Library Director, librarians and USIEF official explained library resources and facilities, eLibraryUSA and higher education opportunities in the U.S. This first hand library orientation have helped them to know better about U.S. educational resources on their subject. Thirty students and faculties took library membership; other participants expressed high interest in visiting and taking library membership. 

  • Acting U.S. Consul General, Kolkata visits the National Library (State Dept)
    Acting U.S. Consul General, Kolkata visits the National Library

    On Thursday, July 17, Acting U.S. Consul General of Kolkata, David Good, accompanied by the Director of the Kolkata American Center, J. Joria, Consular Chief Wendy Kennedy, and the Director of American Center Library visited the National Library. The Consul General toured both the heritage building and the library and expressed his amazement at the extent of the collections. The Consul General also met with the Director General of the National Library, Dr. Y.P. Rajendra Kumar, who spoke on the history of the National Library.  

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