KOLKATA: After the two years of COVID break, the Bengal government is all set to observe Shahid Diwas, or Martyr’s Day, on a grand scale on July 21 at Dharmatala, Kolkata.
Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) is leaving no stone unturned to observe the day – which will be their first following the party’s impressive win at the 2021 state assembly poll.
July 21 Marty’s Day Rally is an annual mass rally organized by the AITC to commemorate the death of 13 people when West Bengal police fired at a rally organized by Mamata Banerjee, who was a youth congress leader, in 1993.
The rally was organized to demand voter’s Identity Card to be made the sole document required for voting.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “21st July 2022 is only a day away. As the preparations near completion, we are brimming with emotions. We are taken back in time as we remember the faces of our brave martyrs and not a day goes by in our lives without remembering the supreme sacrifice of our martyrs.”
“For generations to come, the entire AITC family will unite on every Shahid Dibas and pay our heartfelt tribute to the martyrs. Your blood will never go in vain, we promise!” she added.
Party members have arrived in Kolkata from different parts of the state to observe this day together. The party has arranged accommodation for all the workers and supporters, a TMC leader told The New Indian.
“Last two years we have to observe this special day online following the pandemic so this year we got the opportunity to celebrate it in person and together hence we are very happy, however, our party has told us that all should wear masks,” the leader added.
AITC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee has reviewed every aspect related to this Shahid Diwas.
Keeping in mind the huge gathering of people, the Kolkata Police does not want to leave any gap in the security system and is monitoring the situation continuously.
TMC supremo will address the huge gathering tomorrow.