Celebrating DI's 150 years, we bring you some lesser known facts about this Institution. A trivia of little facts and figures gleaned through numerous archives are summarised here. Watch this space for more interesting facts as the weeks roll by.
Did you know?
Lectures, library and reading, and other literary and scientific pursuits brought together a group of gentry in 1859. That’s how the Dalhousie Institute germinated, at a time when horse-drawn carriages and gas-lit lanterns were in vogue in Calcutta. The group fostered a spirit of goodwill and sociability among other like-minded persons, forming the first roster of members, who indulged in activities for their benefit and welfare, as well as that of the institute. Amusements, sports and games were soon added. Some more such facts coming soon..stay tuned!