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12:00 AM, March 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 27, 2020

Prachyanat postpones ‘Lal Jatra’

The city dwellers are well versed with the scene of holding the fringe of a long red saree, bestowing rose petals and singing in the tune of DL Roy’s iconic patriotic song, Dhono Dhanyo Pushpo Bhora as a part of Lal Jatra, by Prachyanat School of Acting and Design.

It is a performance that begins from the Swaparjita Swadhinata Chattar and ends at the Smrity Chirantan in Fuller Road. Owing to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Lal Jatra has been postponed until further notice.

 The annual performance, a brainchild of Rahul Ananda, took a different shape this year. Ananda and other members of the group showed solidarity with everyone on social media, on staying at home. Ananda with his family performed a symbolic walk of the original Lal Jatra and others uploaded a candle-lit rendition of Dhono Dhanyo Pushpo Bhora, along with photographs and videos of previous performances.

For a decade, the theatre group has been remembering martyrs through Lal Jatra, where artistes of Prachyanat presented songs and street plays, among other things. Through their performance, they condemn the atrocities committed by the Pakistani occupation forces in the first hours of March 26, 1971.

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