The 12th Dr. K.K. Gorowara Annual Memorial Public Lecture was held on 8th February, 2016. The speaker was Professor S. Irfan Habib who is an eminent historian and a scholar. The title of his lecture was ‘Reading the Past: Some Reflections’
The 11th DR. K.K. Gorowara Annual Memorial Public Lecture was delivered by Prof. Krishna Kumar, Professor. Department of Education, DU on 26th February 2015 at 11:00 am in the College Auditorium. His spoke on ‘Childhood and Education of Girls’.
The 9th Dr K.K Gorowara Annual Memorial Public lecture was delivered by Sir Mark Tully, a renowned journalist and writer on 15th Februaury, 2013 at the College Auditorium, Kamala Nehru College. The topic of his lecture was ‘India: The Road ahead’. He commented on the changing political culture in India with an increased participation of the media in forming public opinion. He also spoke about how it is important to realize that the problems and challenges and the social trajectory in Indian society are specific to it and thus emulating the west will not help. It is imperative to preserve the essence of the Indian tradition and values at the same time acclimatizing to contemporary times.
The 8th Dr. K. K. Gorowara Annual Memorial Public Lecture was conducted by Sri. Harsh Mander, an acclaimed writer and a social activist on February 23rd, 2012, in the college auditorium of Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. The topic of his lecture was ‘India’s Unfinished Battle against hunger’. The lecture was attended by dignitaries including professors from Jawaharlal Nehru University, academic/non-academic staff and students of Kamala Nehru College.
The annual Gorowara Memorial lecture was held on 15th Feb 2011 in the college auditorium. The honorable speaker of the day was the renowned film makes Mr Muzaffar Ali. He addressed the students on “Cinema of the soul” and shed light upon his long journey and passion as an artist. He shared that he and his films were poetry driven and how he found poetry as the sound of soul.
Mr. Muzaffar Ali laid emphasis on the use of aesthetics while working in the industry. By the end of the session, he answered to the various queries regarding Indian cinema and concluded by saying, “…today’s bollywood cinema is an art of noise, the challenge is to face the silence in the cinema!”