Fervour turns into euphoria at mid-day

Fervour turns into euphoria at mid-day

While the dancing and music was limited to a few minutes due to the inconvenience caused to those who were just about breaking their fast on the stage here, many ran out of the venue and rallied around the city proclaiming victory.

Freedom Park and India Against Corruption (IAC) did not flood itself only with support in the form of human volunteers but also in donations and funds.

Ashwin Mahesh, one of the organiser of the event announced the details of the revenue inflow and said, “Whenever we needed funds, and felt we were short of it, we opened our counters. Within hours, we have managed to take enough amounts. I challenge any political party to show transparency like us here at the Park.”

He said that 4,000 ‘Anna topis’ were sold over the weeks and added that the detailed report on the receipts and expenses will be put up on their website after ten days.
Lalith (20) and Anurag (20), both from UP, stood on either side of their friend, Amit (23), covered in Saffron, White and Green respectively, symbolising the national flag.

The trio caught the eye of visitors with their faces painted completely in the tri colour. They had been coming to Freedom Park for the past two weeks and started to paint the national flag colours three days ago.

On another side of the park there were four physically handicapped scooterists led by Ganashyam Bhandage, who came from Bagalkot, watched the show from their scooters.

Riding all the way from north Karnataka, they had set off on Thursday in the afternoon and reached Bangalore in the morning on Saturday. “We feel proud for what we have done and are happy to finally be part of the celebrations here. We have spent Rs 3,000 per person and we don’t feel pinched” says Ganashyam. They plan to leave the city and ride back home on Tuesday.

While the fervour may reduce over the days, organisers say that Freedom Park will be open to all who wish to continue to support the anti corruption movement until the bill is passed in the Parliament.

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