In memory of Shri Gopal Mukhopadhyay, 16th August Public rally in Kolkata
Lest we forget the past and repeat our historical mistakes, Hindu Samhati has endeavoured to revive the memories of an inglorious chapter of our history. In the darkest days of 1946, one daredevil person took it upon him to protect the lives and honour of Hindus in the city of Kolkata. Had it not been for his exemplary courage and leadership, West Bengal would have been engulfed by East Pakistan during partition with Kolkata as it capital.
On 16th August, 1946, Muslim League had declared Direct Action Day to bolster its demand of Pakistan as a homeland for Muslims of Indian subcontinent. In response, the contemporary government of Bengal lead by Suhrawardy converted that to a day of “Great Calcutta Killing”.
To honour and relive the memories of the saviour of Bengali Hindus, Hindu Samhati commemorates 16th August as the Gopal Mukhopadhyay Memorial Day every year. This year, we will offer our respects to Shri Mukhopadhyay with a grand procession and we welcome you to be part of this noble offering.
Shri Tapan Ghosh