The recently launched dynamic lighting and light-and-sound show at Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) will be put to use by the Syama Prasad Mookeejee Port Trust (SPMPT) to celebrate the 159th birth anniversary year of Rabindranath Tagore (after whom the bridge is named) and also highlight the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The event has been christened ‘From Darkness to Light’.
“Our chairman Vinit Kumar planned this to send out a message of hope during these difficult times. It is also a message urging people to remain safe. The first stage of the message will be through lighting up of the bridge in the colours of the Tricolour as a mark of respect for our great and resilient nation. After this the bridge will be lit in white honouring the front line Covid warriors followed by red, orange and green – the colours of the demarcated zones for the pandemic. The red will be followed by orange and finally green indicating the victory over the pandemic. All this will happen while instrumental pieces of Rabindra Sangeet will play at the Millennium Park on the banks of the Hooghly,” a senior SPMPT official said.
The ports of Kolkata and Haldia, under SPMPT, are continuing to operate despite the Covid-19 threat. Essential commodities are being handled at the ports with necessary precautions. An additional responsibility has been the screening of all crew members of incoming ships.
Source: Times of India