The Last Letter Remembering Rohith Vemula @ DSSW

On the 1st Death Anniversary of Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula, an event was organised by Department of Social Work Students' Union on January 16th and 17th, 2017.

There are very less people and considerably few writers who dare to write their Birth was a fatal Accident. One of the most courageous words coming out of The Last Letter written by a Young Dalit Scholar who had to give his life due to Institutional Tensions and Tortures propagated by The Upper Caste Administration.

Some Revolutionary songs were sung along with Sloganeering on the First Day (January 16th) of the Event.
A Previous Year student singing a Protest song
It was followed by Candle Lightening and 2 Minutes Silence
A Scene of 2 Minutes Silence...

Many a students spoke on the occasion to raise concerns regarding the increasing Authoritative as well Administrative Penetration in the matters of Education. One of the students read two posts from the Wall of Rohith's Facebook Account. Where as a student remembered Historic events of Freedom Fight by subsequently connecting it to the ongoing events which are equally influential.

Candle Peace March on 17th January.

The event was followed by a Candle Peace March on 17th January from Delhi School of Social Work to Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. About 80 people participated in the Peace March. Some Revolutionary songs were sung at Faculty of Arts.

A glimpse from Gathering at Faculty of Arts
Jai Bheem

This event was in the Remembrance of a Renaissance which helped us waking up from the deep slumber of fall consciousness which made us believe 'Caste Atrocities' have ended. We all were not ready to believe until we received a letter which said "Me birth was a fatal Accident.." It shook us from the core and the tremors can still be felt around us, within us. We need to feel this tremor, to struggle with the tremors, to end the tremors.

Credits:

Harsh Gupta Chetan Gupta and Rohit Agarwal

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