(Kolkata, 30 April 2021) – Ananda Marga Pracharak Samgha today organised a silent procession and observed a solemn program following Covid-19 protocols to commemorate the brutal killing of 17 monks, nuns and grihi margiis by CPM goons 39 years before on 30 April 1982 at Bijon Setu.
The program began with the singing of Prabhat Samgiita, Kiirtan, and meditation. Senior functionaries of the Marga headed by Acharya Bhaveshananda Avadhuta, General Secretary of Ananda Marga Pracharak Samgha, offered garlands to the 17 Dadhichis and paid their homage to the Departed souls.
Acharya Mantrasiddhananda Avadhuta narrated the background of this barbaric incidence and the great sacrifice of 17 dadhichis. Shri Bivanshu Maiti, who was a victim of the incident, spoke on the eye-witnessing account. Photographs of the mutilated bodies of the departed souls were displayed respectfully at Bijan Setu.