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July 22, 2014

A slice of Biswa Bangla at 21 July rally

A slice of Biswa Bangla at 21 July rally

There was a slice of Biswa Bangla at theShahid Mancha of 21 July rally at Dharmatala. The stage hosted stalwarts fromvarious fields of arts, sports and culture. People from all walks of life cameto the rally in huge numbers to pay tributes to the martyrs of 21 July 1993police firing. That apart, the occasion also marked the victory celebrations ofTrinamool in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

While celebrity singers like Soumitra Roy,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 fromJangalmahal won the hearts of the people.

Tusu dancers at Esplanade

Ronpa dancers at Dharmatala

Tribal dancers at Esplanade

Musicians playing Dhamsa-Madol at the rally

Trinamool Chairperson with veteran footballers at the rally