On the occasion of Shaheed Diwas, the All India Student Association conducted a cultural event that drew massive crowds and the attention of the student community. The event which took place in Venkatappa Art Gallery Auditorium, on March 25th, saw the attendance of artists from different spheres of life in Bengaluru city.
“Inquilab: A Celebration of People’s Resistance”, was marked by music and poetry performances, in addition to raps, beatbox, etc. The art forms were displayed not just by the students but also by the workers, and faculties of different movements, across the city.
The platform was used by the speakers and performers present to shed light on the stories of resistance and promote student-workers-farmers’ unity. Besides the stories of local farmers, which included some from Devanahalli, there were also Yazaki workers and even the Jenu Kuruba tribe who spoke to those present about their experiences.
There was a representation of an International organisation in the form of ‘Friday For Future’. The event also had a Playback Theatre, which was performed by CityLamps.
“Inquilab: A Celebration of People’s Resistance” ended with everyone singing the Hindi version of “The Internationale”, which is the anthem of the left movement, of all struggling masses of the world.
The event which started with the AISA team singing Kempu Vandana (Red Salute), continued with students and the audience giving slogans on student-worker-farmer unity, revolution, etc. The more commonly heard slogans were – “Inquilab Zindabad”, “Students-Workers-Farmers Unity Long Live”, and “Chattra Ekta Zindabad”.