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26/11 terror attacks: Plays, mobs & marches pay tributes to martyrs

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - 9:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Colleges across the city took part in various events at CST, Azad Maidan.

The Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) department of KPB Hinduja College, as a prelude to their intercollegiate festival, Nexus, organised a one-of-its-kind freeze mob and street play to pay homage to martyrs and victims of the 26/11 attack near CST station. 

The street play showcased the events on 26/11 including the terrorists’ entry into the city, their entry into important landmarks in the city, the firings and the three-day siege that left the city paralysed. This was followed by speech and slogans on anti terrorism raised by students. 

Nischay Thogani, chairperson of Nexus said, “We wanted to interlink our college festival with a social event and what better way to do that than by showcasing something on 26/11 near CST.”

A sense of energy and confidence was palpable among the younger lot as they spoke about how each individual in his/her own way can help combat terrorism. Songs such as Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon and slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai reverberated in and around the area. 

A freeze mob was another innovative idea where students froze for five minutes as a tribute to the martyrs of 26/11. More than 300 students from different colleges were a part of this event. The occasion was graced by senior inspector of Gamdevi police station, Lonandkar and principal of the college Tukaram Shiware.

Azad Maidan, on the other hand, played host to flash mobs and a candlelight march by over 150 students. Put together by the Rotaract Club of NM College, Hinduja College, Mithibai and Lala Lajpat Rai College, the silent flash mob was a recreation of the emotions and togetherness which the city displayed after the 26/11 attacks. 

“Our objective is to spread awareness and kill terrorism at a micro level, “ said Ali Asgar Sabuwala, one of the students. This was followed by the candle light march.

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