Attendance release in New Delhi 

July 29, 2009 

July15th at Habitat Centre was a grand occasion for dance lovers of Delhi, when the 11th year issue of 'attendance' was released by Dr. Karan Singh, noted educationist - scholar, also President ICCR and Auroville. Iconic film-maker Shyam Benegal received the first copy.  
Shanta Serbjeet Singh addresses the gathering, Dr. Karan Singh, Ashish Mohan Khokar, Shyam Benegal and Omcherri Pillai 
Shanta Serbjeet Singh, Chair, APPAN and noted critic introduced the editor-publisher Ashish Mohan Khokar while Omcherri Pillai, President Kathakali Centre spoke on Guru Gopinath, who is on the cover of attendance and whose birth centenary was being celebrated. Veteran choreographers Valmiki Banerji and Yog Sunder were present as were Raja Reddy, Rama Vaidyanathan, Kavita Behera, Pratibha Prahlad, Ambika Paniker, Lada Guruden Singh, Papiha Desai and Vani Madhav.  
Shyam Benegal addressing the gathering
Ashish Mohan Khokar signing a copy of attendance
Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan attended the event quietly and rare archival films on Guru Gopinath were shown, courtesy his daughter / disciple Vasanthi Jayaswal, settled in Los Angeles. Guru Gopinath's IAS daughter Vilasini Ramachandran now posted in Delhi, received a special copy from Dr Karan Singh. The evening saw the Kerala Film Club's Radhakrishnan conduct the proceedings and Delhi Doordarshan covered the event in full.