Monday, November 29, 2010

Isaac Sequeira memorial award

Professor Isaac Sequeira
(5 JAN 1930 - 7 SEPT 2006)

Professor Isaac Sequeira's sad demise in 2006 created a void hard to fill. We, at MELUS-India / MELOW, wish to keep alive the memory of our Patron and guiding light who played a key role in all the activities of our organization.

In the first place, the papers of the 2005 ‘Landmarks’ Conference were dedicated to Isaac. The anthology was released at the March 2007 conference.

Secondly, we announced a cash prize of Rs. 2,500 for the best paper presented at our conferences (see details below). To facilitate this we needed a corpus fund, the interest of which would go towards the prize money.

With effect from the 2010 conference, there is a Special Invited Lecture by a person of eminence. This lecture is funded by the Isaac Sequeira Memorial Fund.

Several individuals have come forward to offer contributions towards the corpus and donated generously to this fund. A separate account is maintained for this fund and presented annually.

Donations of Rs. 1,000 or more may be sent in cash / by draft payable to MELOW at Chandigarh. Contributions may be mailed by registered post / courier to Prof. Manju Jaidka, Dept of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160014.

In the memory of our patron, Prof Isaac Sequeira, MELUS-India / MELOW will annually award a prize for the best paper presented at the conference. The award will comprise a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 2,500.

1. The competition is open to Indian citizens who are members of MELUS-India or MELOW.

2. The participant / delegate should be less than forty years of age at the time of the conference.

3. The abstract and complete paper should be submitted by the stipulated deadlines before it is presented at the conference.

4. A panel of Judges will be appointed by the Office Bearers of MELUS-India / MELOW.

5. If required, these rules may be amended by a simple majority of members present and voting at the Conference.

Details of the conference are available online:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Re: Life Memberships

This is for the information of all concerned that for technical reasons we are NOT enrolling any more Life Members until further notice. Please do not send any more subscriptions.
Ordinary memberships for the current block, ie 2009 to 2011, expires in March 2011 and may be renewed once you get acceptance letters. (for two years, Rs 500)

Thanks for your cooperation.