Rock music makes Day-6 sound
Engineering students render fusion songs; freedom fighters renew struggle
Pro-Anna Hazare protesters continued to flock at Gandhi Square on Sunday too, but what made the bang was rock music.
Rock Vrunda — a band with team members belonging to various engineering colleges in the city performed to the hilt, attracting the attention of passersby.
Members of the band P S Shreyas, Joshil Verma, Sumukh Bharadwaj, Anoop, Sripriya and Vijay Hegde rendered a mix of songs — devotional and patriotic rekindling patriotism among the listeners.
What made the songs unique was the blend of western and Indian rhythms.
Earlier, the brigade that had once taken to streets demanding freedom from the Britishers — our own freedom fighters arrived in a rally at the protest venue.
Expressing solidarity with Hazare, who is being hailed as present day Gandhi, the freedom fighters raised slogans against corruption.
The agitation staged under the banner of Mysore District Freedom Fighters Association was led by its president Y C Revanna.
Next it was the turn of doctors who took out a rally from Indian Medical Association (IMA) building on Sayyaji Rao road in the city.
They joined Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) founder Dr R Balasubramaniam and others who are staging a symbolic dharna from Tuesday under the banner of Mysore Against Corruption. Prominent among them were — Dr Sharath Kumar, Dr Thimmaiah, Dr Devegowda, Dr U G Narasimhan, Dr M S Shekar, Dr Ganapathy, Dr V B Rajagopal and Dr B K Achar. The others included the visually impaired and students of Maharaja Sanskrit College.
Members of Sri Sushameendra Teertha Prathistan staged a sit-in in front of Mahatma Gandhiji’s bust in front of Law Courts’ complex, in a novel way.
Two members in the lead played ‘jagate’ (a musical instrument) while others — including kids — raised slogans for Anna Hazare and against the Central government.
Late in the evening, students under the banner of MMC and RI took out candle light rally from Irwin road.