Over 200 students of Fergusson College, all dressed in white, organised a peace march in memory of their college mate Anindyee Dhar on Wednesday morning.
Acquaintances said there could not have been a better way to bid adieu to the 19-year-old, who died in the blast at German Bakery last Saturday.
“Anindyee was bold, fun-loving, outspoken and believed in peace. This is our way of showing that we will not tolerate terrorism anymore,” said Ishani Dasgupta, who studied with Anindyee in her first-year Bachelor of Arts class.
Another classmate, Oiendrila Burman, said Anindyee came to Pune only eight months ago for her degree, but it felt like a very long association. “Anindyee was a very enthusiastic person and had many dreams. Only last week I had told her what a nice human being she was and that she should remain the same.”
Holding candles and anti-terror placards, the students gathered around a photograph of Anindyee and were addressed by French teacher Jaya Gadgil.
“Anindyee was a beautiful, charming girl who fell prey to this senseless attack. Let’s pledge to fight terrorism,” Gadgil said.
The group then walked from Fergusson College Road to Jangli Maharaj Road, in the heart of Pune.
In love with camera
Anindyee was an avid photographer was pursuing a one-year certificate course in photography. She wanted to be a photographer or film director.
“She would photograph anything she saw. She even made an album called Through My Eyes, which she shared with her friends,” said Triveni Raina, her classmate.
“She was very enthusiastic, mature… She was put on a project — ‘Capturing life in Pune’ — which was going to commence soon,” said her photography teacher Mahamuni Shankar.