Eight years on, nation remembers 26/11 attacks
The nation is remembering the 26/11 Mumbai attack, in which 166 people were killed, on its eight anniversary on Saturday.
Various events are being held across the country, especially in Mumbai, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the horrific attack.
Mumbai (Bombay) attacks were a series of attacks that took place in November 2008, when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic militant organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.
The attacks lasted four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.Various events are being organised in Mumbai on Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of 26/11.
Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCGT) an NGO, in association with the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), is organising an event, ‘Unity in diversity-together we remember 26/11’, at NCPA’s Jamshed Bhabha Theatre to pay tribute to the martyrs.
Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao will also chair the performance by Symphony Orchestra of India, music and dance by arts division of Bharat Soka Gakkai, screening of short film titled ‘Hum Sab Ek Hain’, while students of Anjuman-I-Islam’s Girls High School will present a patriotic song.
According to media reports, Union Power Minister Piyush Goel will pay tribute to the victims of the attack. Students of Mithibai College, too, have organised a peace march to commemorate the memory of the martyrs.Noted designer Archana Kochhar will display her collection at a fashion show in Mumbai as a mark to pay tribute to the victims.