July 21, 2015
Slice of mini Bengal at Dharmatala
There was a slice of mini Bangla at the Shahid Mancha of 21 July rally at Dharmatala. The stage hosted stalwarts from various fields of arts, sports and culture. People from all walks of life came to the rally in huge numbers to pay tributes to the martyrs of 21 July 1993 police firing.
While celebrity singers like,Indranil Sen and Nachiketa Chakraborty enthralled the crowd with theirpatriotic folk songs, the newly elected MP from Ghatal, Deepak Adhikari (Dev)drew applauds from the young generation for his short inspiring speech.
The rally saw faces like Bhaichung Bhutia,Mehtab Hussain, Bidesh Bose, Lakshmiratan Shukla, Jhulan Goswami, Mantu Ghosh,Manas Bhattacharyya and Dibyendu Baruah. Theatre activist and MP Arpita Ghoshalong with State tourism Minister Bratya Bose was present on the occasion.
Authors, poets and artists – MahashwetaDebi, Subodh Sarkar, Arindam Sil, Amiya Chowdhury, Debesh Chattapadhyay, JogenChowdhury, Suvaprasanna – were present on the occasion. Several actors ofBengali film and television fraternity were also present.
The Trinamool Chairperson Ms MamataBanerjee spoke to each of them individually. She said she will bring back the goldenera of Bengal.
Among the audience, the ProgressiveDoctor`s Association set up a camp near the rally site to provide freetreatment to all and provided free medicines when required.
The Esplanade East area saw a colourfuldance performance from the Tusu dancers, who came all the way from Ranibandh inBankura to attend the rally. Performance by Ronpa dancers of Bankura wasanother sight to watch out for. Even tribal dancers and musicians from Jangalmahal won the hearts of the people.
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The beats of Dhamsa Madol from Purulia
Discipline is the pillar of Trinamool
Supporters from Jangalmahal
Supporters of the tribal community
Women – one of the main pillars of Trinamool
Supporters from the newly created district of Alipurduar
Various musical instruments of Bengal also made a presence
The cultural diversity of Bengal
Tribal musical instruments at the 21se July Rally
Supporters from Darjeeling district