Shaheed Diwas (23rd March) is observed in the remembrance of the 3 brave revolutionaries of India – Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru as it was on this day in 1931 that these brave revolutionaries made the supreme sacrifice for a free and independent India. It also reminds us of the great sacrifices made by other revolutionaries during the independence movement.
To mark this occasion this year, the Hon’ble Prime Minister is going to inaugurate Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, through video conferencing. This Gallery displays the story of the Revolutionaries and their armed resistance to British colonial rule. During this inauguration, the PM shall also address the gathering virtually.
Apart from this inauguration, other events to commemorate Shaheed Diwas shall also take place at multiple locations across the country, including Chandni Chowk (New Delhi), Kakokri Railway Station, Gonda Jail & Bengali Tola Inter College, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar & Hussainwala (Punjab), Port Blair-Cellular Jail ( Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Puducherry), Castle, Mumbai, Fergusson College, Pune, Savarkar House, Nasik (Maharashtra), MS University, Vadodara (Gujarat), Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (W Bengal) and Kangla Fort & Rani Gaidinliu Museum (Manipur).
The flow of events at each of these locations shall include a Prabhat Feri in the morning followed by Nukkad Natak to engage the audience. After that, lighting candles and paying tribute to the revolutionaries shall take place. This shall be followed by a screening of the AKAM film, a film on Shaheed Diwas, and a short movie clip on ‘Digital Jyot’. There will also be cultural programs including patriotic songs and motivational poems. Events at each location shall end with ‘Digital Jyots’ (offering of tributes via mobiles).
Inauguration of Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
(Through Video Conferencing)
(5:50 PM Wednesday, 23rd March 2022:: VMH, LKM)
||Master of Ceremonies (MC) introduces Shaheed Diwas – a program on revolutionaries and the flow of events. + Film on Digital Jyot followed by collective paying tribute via individual phones
||MC announces the arrival of Hon’ble PM
||Speech – Hon’ble Governor of Bengal – Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
||MC introduces the dance troupe of Smt. Sharmila Biswas, eminent Odissi dancer, and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee. Smt. Sharmila Biswas and her troupe (about 20 participants) perform a short and dignified tribute to India’s revolutionary nationalists through dance and music
||Speech – Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Tourism, and DoNER – Shri G. Kishan Reddy
||A virtual walkthrough of the Biplobi Bharat
Inauguration of Gallery – Hon’ble PM presses the remote button.(Beamed on other large LEDs placed at strategic points in the campus and near the gates)
- Hon’ble PM’s address
- Hon’ble PM goes offline
- Viewing of Biplobi Bharat Gallery by an invited audience
- Tea and Refreshments