Monday, October 03, 2005
Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti
This was a nice way to celebrate the day (from the Times of India):
In a bizarre incident, more than 42 students, who had assembled to attended a Gandhi Jayanti function in Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh fainted while waiting for actress-turned-politician Jayaprada, MP at a public ground on Sunday.Poor kids, suffering for Gandhi. For more on the man, read this interesting piece by Swagato Ganguly in the Times of India: "The God that failed." (The latter link via Varun Singh.)
According to reports, more than 10000 students had assembled at a public ground to observe the October 2 Gandhi Jayanti function. The programme was supposed to be kick-started by ruling party leader Amar Singh and Jayaprada, local MP.
The students, who had been brought in to the ground from their homes from 6' clock in the morning were forced to stand in the scorching sun for hours without food and water.