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Young children perform a dance on the occasion of the Tenth Institute Day in 1969

Cultural Events , Institute Events

It is possible that the children are performing dandiya, a traditional Indian dance usually done with sticks. Dances, magic shows, plays, music performances and various cultural activities were a hallmark of the Institute Day programme in the 1960s. It was a community event which brought together students, professors and staff members of IIT, children from Vanavani School, campus children and other residents of the campus. The performers are yet to be identified.

Collection:
Gourishankar Collection
Album Name:
10th Institute Day, 1969
Photograph ID:
001/0249/IMG_0187
Album ID:
0249
Date:
22nd March 1969
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
Photographer:
C. Gourishankar (1936-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
Event:
10th Institute Day

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