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Those who do not learn from History are condemned to repeat it, said a panellist in context to “ Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” observed in Kolkata.

Kolkata, August 21. The Union Ministry of culture and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts to mark ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”, today held the concluding session at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR,9A, Ho Chin Minh Sarani, Kolkata. This was in continuation of Delhi event held on the same theme. On the second day session of the event Shri Dilip Ghosh, Member of Parliament, Mednipur Constituency and Shri. Anurag Punetha , Media Controller, IGNCA were present.
On the second day of the event session began with felicitation of the guest by Shri. Anurag Punetha Media Controller , IGNCA. He informed the guests and the audience present in the hall that how partition of the country is one of the biggest displacement which human civilisation has ever known. He further added that to mark “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”, photo exhibition was organised by IGNCA in the Parliament which was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla amidst the presence of other dignitaries.
Shri Dilip Ghosh while speaking at the event thanked Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts for observing “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” through the medium of photo exhibition and film screening and seminars. He later added, the tragedy of ‘partition’ has effected Bengal and people suffered the brunt of it to date. He expressed gratitude towards IGNCA and applauded its effort in sensitising people towards ‘partition’ history. He in his address reiterated that Bengal has had an illustrious past, rich culture and people of Bengal would put effort in knowing the right history in context to ‘partition’.
The beginning of valedictory session started with felicitation of the eminent dignitaries . The eminent personalities were Prof. Rabi Ranjan Sen HoD, Department of History Katwa College, Shri Gautam Dey, Former Regional Director, ICCR Kolkata, Shri Rudranil Ghosh, eminent actor and Prof. Narayan Chakraborti, Maulana Azad College.
Prof. Rabi Ranjan said that events of 1946 and 1947 was so mammoth tragedy that loss of lives cannot be estimated. He further added, ‘partition’ was not fairly documented in reference to ‘The great Kolkata killings’ and urged people to do major work in field of literature and cinema including archiving and documentation of history. Gautam Dey, while speaking at the event emphasized that not documenting ‘partition’ was an deliberate attempt on part of some people. He later reiterated, India in order to be free from violence, hatred and to remain peaceful, there is a need to remember the partition and know the real history.
Speaking at the event Rudranil Ghosh thanked Ministry of Culture and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts for organising an event to mark “ Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”. He added, that ‘partition’ happened not just because of British but there were other stakeholders who had vested interest in ‘partition’ thus observing it in present shall avert such tragedies in future. He added, the real progressive history of India has not been written and it needs to be attempted in context to partition. He concluded again by applauding IGNCA’s effort to bring the history to the fore in context to ‘partition’.
Prof. Narayan Chakraborty, expressed his grief by saying “ down with destiny” while mentioning ‘partition’. He called for a proper research on ‘partition’ pertaining to Hindu population.
Shri Anurag Punetha expressed his gratitude and thanked the guests, panellists and the people of Kolkata who gathered in large numbers for the film screening and photo exhibition on the theme of ‘partition’ over two days . He later expressed his satisfaction over the fact that the younger generation wants to know about ‘partition’. On this occasion, he cited in the short span of time there was an overwhelming response from people and there were 33 films which were received on the said theme. Expressing gratitude, he added the films shall serve as education for people and generations to come and shall make people more sensitive towards ‘partition. This film screening on the theme of “partition” is an attempt in the said direction. The documentary movies screened today were “Jhootha Sach”, “The Unowned House” and “Ghar” and commercial film Gadar Ek Prem Katha. ,Besides that “Vibhajan Vibhishika”, “Dere Tun Dilli, From Dera to Delhi”, “Asamarth” and “Faded Memories” were screened on the first day in addition to that commercial film Pinjar based on the theme of partition was screened as we

Aslam Khan

हर बड़े सफर की शुरुआत छोटे कदम से होती है। 14 फरवरी 2004 को शुरू हुआ श्रेष्ठ भारतीय टाइम्स का सफर लगातार जारी है। हम सफलता से ज्यादा सार्थकता में विश्वास करते हैं। दिनकर ने लिखा था-'जो तटस्थ हैं समय लिखेगा उनका भी अपराध।' कबीर ने सिखाया - 'न काहू से दोस्ती, न काहू से बैर'। इन्हें ही मूलमंत्र मानते हुए हम अपने समय में हस्तक्षेप करते हैं। सच कहने के खतरे हम उठाते हैं। उत्तरप्रदेश से लेकर दिल्ली तक में निजाम बदले मगर हमारी नीयत और सोच नहीं। हम देश, प्रदेश और दुनिया के अंतिम जन जो वंचित, उपेक्षित और शोषित है, उसकी आवाज बनने में ही अपनी सार्थकता समझते हैं। दरअसल हम सत्ता नहीं सच के साथ हैं वह सच किसी के खिलाफ ही क्यों न हो ? ✍असलम खान मुख्य संपादक

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