July 21, 2016
Slice of mini Bengal at Dharmatala on July 21
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.
Celebrity singers like Kabir Suman, Indranil Sen and Nachiketa Chakraborty enthralled the crowd with their patriotic folk songs.
Authors, poets and artists – , Subodh Sarkar, Arindam Sil, Debesh Chattapadhyay, Goutam Ghosh, Suvaprasanna, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay – were present on the occasion. Several actors of Bengali film and television fraternity were also present.
The Trinamool Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee spoke to each of them individually. She said she will bring back the golden era 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 colourful dance performance from the Tusu dancers, who came all the way from Jangalmahal to attend the rally. Performance by Ronpa dancers of Alipuduar was another sight to watch out for. Even tribal dancers and musicians from Jangalmahal won the hearts of the people.
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Tusu dance group from Jangalmahal
‘May I Help You’ booth for supporters coming from districts
Chhau Dancers from Purulia
Celebrities from different fields on stage
Supporters on ‘Ronopa’ from Alipurduar
Mementos for the supporters
Huge participation of women activists
Medical Camp by Progressive Pharmacists’s Association