oppn parties Calendar On Communal Harmony In These Divisive Times

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Calendar On Communal Harmony In These Divisive Times

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First publised on 2023-12-18 09:37:04

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.

People are talking about the 2024 calendar depicting stories of communal harmony gleaned from news reports that has been made by three Kolkatans - Mitali Biswas, an independent documentary filmmaker, Sagarika Dutta, an illustrator, and Abir Neogy, who runs a printing press. People say that in these difficult times when the nation is being divided on various issues, this is a noble effort on part of the trio. People say that it is a fact that when politicians do not poke their nose in the affairs of communities, common men and women do not fight over such issues. People say that people from all communities going about their daily lives are aware that every community needs to interact with every other community on a daily basis to get their work done. Hence, they say, conflicts are rare and harmony is the rule. Thus, people say that the stories depicted in the calendar will once again remind people what they were and what, prodded by unscrupulous politicians, they are becoming and will become if they do not subscribe to universal brotherhood.

People say that the makers of the calendar have curated stories of hope and amity which show how the people of various communities in India help each other in times of distress. People say that these stories show that within the larger community of people, the first reaction of a person is to help another person without knowing which caste, religion, region or creed they belong. People say that this first reaction has now changed for a majority of people into one of suspicion. People are of the opinion that this change has been brought about by policies adopted by political parties in which they try to build vote banks by pitting different communities against each other. People are hoping that the calendar will encourage others to make similar products and the stories will spread to remind Indians that they are not what some of them are now trying to become. 

Lead picture courtesy: The Telegraph, Kolkata