Kolkata ,21 July : Mamata Banerjee shared following on her facebook wall on the occasion of Sahid Dibas
Today is the historic 21 July #21JulySahidDibas
On this day in 1993, 13 people became martyrs and over 100 were injured in police atrocities unleashed by the then government to curb a peaceful democratic movement on the demand ‘no voter ID, no vote’.
Since then, every year we commemorate this special day in memory of martyrs.
It is our “Sahid Dibas”, the day that is remembered with passion, with dedication and with strong resolve to move forward braving everything that comes our way.
This year, 21 July turned 25, fulfilling a glorious milestone in our unstinting journey for upholding democracy.
A sea of people from all corners of the state converged in Kolkata to be a part of this historic occasion. Few lakhs of people could not even reach the site despite best arrangements to manage the unstoppable flow of people and enthusiasts.
In this programme, we have announced holding of the biggest rally ever in Brigade Parade Ground on 19 January, 2019, where more than 50 lakh people will assemble. We will invite all opposition leaders to be present on the occasion.
We are committed to Ma, Mati, Manush.
Our resolve is to democratically fight all forces that threaten harmony, peace and unity of our country.
I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to everyone for their spontaneous and overwhelming participation in this historic rally and making it so hugely successful.
My special thanks to the entire administration for helping to conduct this massive event so smoothly.
I am sharing some pictures of this historic occasion with all of you.