Kolkata, Sept 12 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) For the artist fraternity of Kolkata, the recent terror attack at the Delhi High Court was a defining moment in the war against terror and they decided to rise in protest.
September 11 saw Shanti Sumahaan- Tagore Against Terrorism, a cultural event striking back against violence and national and international terrorism, denouncing terrorists acts as ‘inexcusable’.
The event was held at Town Hall here and was graced by personalities like Suvaprasanna (painter), Alokananda Roy (dancer), Joy Goswami (poet), Lopamudra Mitra (singer), Srabani Sen (singer) and Dolly Basu (theatre personality).
The idea behind the programme was to raise voice against the atrocious acts of terror and violence that is ruthless by its very nature, through the language of artistic expression.
“In keeping with India’s established tradition of meeting violence with non violence and also knowing that since times immemorial, art has been used to raise public awareness, we decided to organize a creative protest as the cudgel in the war against terrorism,” said Suvadeep Chakraborty, Director of Shrutibritto, the socio-cultural organization behind the event.
“It’s time we let all the terrorists know that we are one against them,” said Chakraborty.
On Sept 7 (Wednesday), a deadly blast outside the Delhi High Court killed 13 people and injured 88.