Fourth Edition of 'The Indian Express 26/11 Stories of Strength’ Ends on a High Note

Industry Watch | November 28, 2019 | News

The Indian Express Gateway of India, Mumbai

On the 11th Anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and in the 150th  year of the Mahatma, The Indian Express hosted its annual memorial — one of the media events. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh the chief guest and guest of Honour Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari addressed the audience at the annual ‘The Indian Express 26/11 Stories of Strength’  memorial event at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. 

The Maharashtra Police Pipe Band, The Indian Navy band, Kavita Krishnamurthy, L Subramaniam, Rekha Bharadwaj, renowned conductor of Symphony Orchestra of India Zane Dalal, singer Harshdeep Kaur,  Mahesh Kale, Shilpa Rao, Divya Kumar, and Shiamak Davar Dance Company were among those who performed at the memorial event. 

The event also starred actors Anushka Sharma, who recited a poem, Vicky Kaushal and Radhika Apte both of whom interviewed survivors of the attacks. A short documentary on Cama and Albless hospital’s staffers were shown. A book written by Jui Karkare Navare, the daughter of former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, was released at the event. 

The grand finale of the event was an enthralling performance by superstar Amitabh Bachchan backed by the Shiamak Davar Dance Company. The performance by Bachchan received a standing ovation from the two thousand plus audience.

The event was attended by Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command Ajit Kumar P; Colonel Nitesh Kumar, Group Commandant of the National Security Guard, Mumbai; Group Captain A Shreedhar of the Indian Air Force; Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve, IGP Krishna Prakash, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi, and Mumbai Port Trust chairman Sanjay Bhatia.

Adding star power to the event were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Anu Malik. BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, BJP spokesperson Shaina NC, author Shobhaa De were among the others in attendance.

Anant Goenka, Executive Director, Indian Express Group said “Events such as the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks make us angry because when innocents die, it seems that hate is defeating love,” 

The memorial was directed by filmmaker Anand Tiwari of Still and Still Media Collective. The event was supported by the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Port Trust, BSE, the Symphony Orchestra of India and Mumbai Khadi.

‘The Indian Express 26/11 Stories of Strength’ memorial event was held at the Gateway of India, Mumbai on November 26, 2019.

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