17 March 2019
Kolkata: One can re-live the dream of getting a letter from Hogwarts as Potterheads of Jadavpur University have come together to create magic by hosting a Harry Potter-themed event at the campus next week.
During one of their usual breaks, some students of the Department of International Relations conceived the idea of the two-day event 'Alohomora: Unlock the Magic'. Gradually, students of other departments also joined in.
The event will be held at the Vivekananda Hall of the university.
"Harry Potter is much more than a childhood fantasy. With its inherent social message, we wanted to put Harry Potter on the socio-political map of India, and thus planned this event," International Relations student Saranya Basu, one of the organisers, told IANS.
One of the main attractions of the first day is 'Quizzitch' which is a Harry Potter-based quiz session. The registration closed with more than 60 entries from schools and colleges spread across the state.
The film 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' will also be screened on the occasion. There will be a 'Quidditch' match as well, but the participants won't fly for sure.
Alongside the other events, 'Wizengamot' -- a mock ministry event -- will take place on the first day.
The second day will see sharp minds of Bengal fighting it out in the debate session -- 'WASP -- The Wizard's Astonishingly Scintillating Parley'.
A photography contest titled 'Shutters' and a paper presentation 'Daily Scribe' are two offline events.
Shouvik Kumar Guha who recently introduced a law course based on Harry Potter at the National University of Juridical Sciences will be one of the panellists.