Campaign to create ?feelings of nationality?

WITH AN objective to disseminate ?communal tolerance? and ?feelings of nationality? from the revolution of 1857 to Kaifi Azmi, the Centre for Composite Culture, Harmony and Peace would organise a year long public awareness campaign in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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Published on May 24, 2006 12:33 AM IST
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WITH AN objective to disseminate ‘communal tolerance’ and ‘feelings of nationality’ from the revolution of 1857 to Kaifi Azmi, the Centre for Composite Culture, Harmony and Peace would organise a year long public awareness campaign in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Talking to Hindustan Times on Tuesday, coordinator of campaign, Dr. Mohammad Arif said that awareness campaign would be initiated to mark the completion of 150th year of first Indian revolution of 1857.

He further said that this public awareness campaign would cover around 22 to 25 districts in eastern UP.

Dr. Arif informed that workshops, seminars, awareness lectures, photo exhibitions of freedom fighters, candle-marches, pamphlets and bulletin distribution would be organised in one year across eastern UP. He said the centre would launch awareness campaign from Varanasi soon and would be culminated on May 10, 2007.

He said that the posters and paintings of the freedom fighters was made under the supervision of renowned artist and activist of the Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), Shabnam Hashmi. He further said that every districts of eastern UP would be covered two to three times before the conclusion of a year long campaign.

Dr. Arif said that a grand workshop would be organised in Varanasi in the month of June in which renowned social activists like Shabnam Hashmi, Asgar Ali Engineer, Tushar Gandhi etc would address the people. He further said that death anniversary of K Ashraf and Kaifi Azmi would also be observed in the month of June.

He was of the view that caste and feelings of communal intolerance were divided people of eastern UP and it was need of the hour to disseminate the examples of country’s revolution of country in 1857.

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