Mumbai pays a musical tribute to terror attacks victims

January 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Jan 24 (ANI): The state authorities of Maharashtra organised ”Saptarang (Seven Colours) 2009”, a cultural salute to courageous Mumbai”.
The one-day cultural programme, held at the famous Gateway of India on Friday, aimed at spreading a message of peace.
State Chief Minister Ashok Chavan inaugurated the function to pay homage to the victims of recent terror attack.
“After what we experienced last year, definitely, the sad memories are in our mind of the 26 November attack but nevertheless, life has to go on. Today the cultural program ”Saptrang” has been organised to pay tribute to the martyrs who have laid down their lives,” said Chavan.
The organisers of ”Saptarang” said that it was necessary to showcase India’’s unity and integrity even in such troubles times.
Over 200 artistes from across the country presented classical and patriotic songs to boost the confidence of the people.
Tensions have run high between Pakistan and India since the Mumbai terror attacks, which killed 179 people. (ANI)

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