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Kalyani Sarkar | HENB | Kolkata | June 21, 20918:: With a great importance and enthusiasm, the 71st birth anniversary of the state of West Bengal was commemorated on 20th June, through the Paschimbanga Dibas program. Though, it was not the first time the Paschimbanga Dibas was to be celebrated – it was first celebrated in 2014 under the banner of Paschimbanger Janya – it was certainly the first time that it came to be celebrated at multiple locations across the state.
The main event was organized by Prabuddha Sabha, a forum of Bengali intellectuals from the various walks of life. The Rammohan Library Hall auditorium was bustling with a mix of older and younger generation, driven by their quest know how their state was born. The speakers at the program included eminent human rights activist Dr. Mohit Ray, former VC of the University of Gour Banga Professor Achintya Biswas, eminent columnist Rantideb Sengupta and Director the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation Dr. Anirban Ganguly.
The program began with the screening of a documentary that took the viewers through the history of the creation of West Bengal.It depicted the circumstances under which the Bengali Hindu intellectuals under the leadership of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee started the movement of the creation of West Bengal, how the state was eventually born and the existential crises being faced at the moment.
The screening was followed by the speech of Rantideb Sengupta, who stressed on the need to institute a genocide museum for the Bengali Hindu people. He reasoned that the Bengali Hindu people of Kolkata failed to recognize the apparently isolated incidents of Hindu persecution in West Bengal as a part of the bigger picture only because they are unaware of the history of persecutions, massacres and forced migration that the earlier generations of Bengali Hindus had to go through. The way to educate the current generation was to preserve the history and disseminate it through the auspices of a genocide museum. He also proposed the formation of a fund to support the Hindu victims of Islamist persecution from Bangladesh and the victims of state repression in West Bengal.
Dr. Anirban Ganguly seconded Sengupta’s proposal for the genocide museum. While speaking about the increasing relevance of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s thoughts and action in the present days, he summarized the action items for the next one year – analysis of West Bengal’s progress in the 70-odd years vis-à-vis the vision of Dr. Mookerjee and the formation of the genocide museum.
Dr. Mohit Ray, in his short and concluding speech, made the formal declaration of the formation of the genocide museum under the name of ‘Bengal Genocide & Exodus Museum’ that would act as the resource centre for the research and archival of the materials related to the repression on Bengali Hindus and their exodus. He appealed to the audience to help the resource centre providing documents, newspaper cuttings, photographs and any other artefacts related to the subject.
In an emotional speech, Dr. Achintya Biswas alerted the audience about the various activities of the anti-nationalist forces and their goal of seceding West Bengal from the Indian Union. While establishing the West Bengal is physically, culturally and economically an inseparable part of India, he appealed for making a solemn pledge to one’s self to rightfully reclaim the territory of eastern Bengal and again make it a part of the Indian Union in the future.
The program was organized Animitra Chakraborty, Prokash Chandra Das, Soumalya Mukherjee, Joydip Banerjee, Srijan Coomar and others on behalf of Prabuddha Sabha. Paschimbanga Dibas was celebrated in at least a couple places by the local units of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The event was commemorated in the social media with much enthusiasm.
With the guidance and inspiration of Upananda Brahmachari, the Editor of Hindu Existence Website and eminent Hindu interlocutor, many of his followers in social media have successfully disseminated the message of Paschimbanga Dibas (West Bengal Day) and the History of the creation of the State of West Bengal by Bharat Keshri (Lion of India) Shyama Prasad Mookherjee as His Himalayan effort to save the Bengali Hindus from the deadly clutch and horrific control of Islamic Pakistan.