Lucknow: A musical evening was held to commemorate the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on this very day 91 years ago. The songs that were rendered were not the usual popular film ones, but those whose words awakened one to the causes of a just and more egalitarian world, respecting a spirit of inclusiveness and brotherhood.
Organised at the premises of the IPTA office at 22 Qaiserbagh, the program held the attendees in thrall. There was pindrop silence at sharp 7.33 p m, the time of the hanging when lit torches spread light in a crescent fashion.
There were powerful performances by the youth of IPTA organisation, as well as a musical interpretation of Devi Prasad Misra’s poem ‘Musalmaan’ by kuldeep and his associates.
Revolutionary songs like nafas nafas, kadam kadam, bas ek fiqr dam ba dam etc as well as the national anthem by a small girl imbued the ambience with a patriotic fervour.
‘Fanda bohat haseen hai, sapno ka mayajaal..’ a poetic drama by IPTA members presented the grim situation of society today.
General Secretary IPTA, Rakesh presented a blueprint of the future course of action, ‘dhai aakhar prem ka’ a cultural yatra to begin next month from Raipur, traveling to various states. Renowned litterateur Virendra Yadav gave the welcome address highlighting the importance of the revolutionary values of the martyrs. The program conducted by Deepak Kabir, was attended by prominent civil society members with their families and children.