Celebrities throng Martyrs Day rally join voice with Mamata

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first_imgKolkata: Writers, academicians and eminent personalities from the cultural sphere of the city attended the Martyrs’ Day rally at Esplanade on Sunday, to express their solidarity with Trinamool Congress.Trinamool MPs Deb, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrut Jahan joined the rally, along with a host of other noted celebrities. Eminent folk singer Pratul Chakraborty sang a song which he has composed for the Martyrs’ Day rally. He also sang the evergreen ‘Ami Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanglae gan gai’ tune, which enthralled the audience assembled at the rally. Meanwhile, popular singer Nachiketa also sung a song before the meeting started. Singers Saumitra Roy and Shantanu Roy Chowdhury also attended the rally, along with noted Sanskrit scholar Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and writer Abul Basar. Celebrities from Tollywood and others from the cultural sphere joined Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in shouting slogans to cheer up the party workers about the presence of the party throughout the state. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayComing down heavily on BJP, Mamata Banerjee said the party has let loose the Central agencies to harass celebrities. “Satabdi was telling me the other day that Enforcement Directorate had summoned and interrogated her. They have interrogated Prosenjit and Rituparna as well. I got the information that they are creating pressure on a person now in CBI custody to tell the name of a political leader. They had earlier kept Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal in custody for several months,” Banerjee said, adding: “They have been harassed only for their connection with Trinamool Congress.”last_img read more


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30 November 2011The United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees said today it has formed a partnership with a renowned architect to build 20 environmentally-friendly schools in the Gaza Strip. The blueprint for the “environmental zero impact” schools to be built by UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in partnership with award-winning architect Mario Cucinella, renowned for green architectural design and technology, will be showcased at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.“This project is a first for UNRWA, which we hope will lead to the creation of environmentally friendly schools in the five areas where we work,” said Filippo Grandi, the UNRWA Commissioner-General. Such schools will also be built in the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in future, he said.“We teach half a million students throughout the Middle East region. UNRWA is grateful to the Kuwait Fund, which is funding the pilot school through the Islamic Development Bank. We hope that all donors will come forward as this exciting initiative moves ahead,” Mr. Grandi added.At a cost of $2 million – about the same cost of building a regular UNRWA school – the schools will provide educational facilities for 800 students each in an atmosphere conducive to the highest levels of academic achievement, according to the agency. The schools are self-sustaining in water and energy.The aim is to promote high academic standards within the schools, while creating greater awareness and respect for the environment outside. read more