Bengaluru: The Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust celebrates January 29 as Gauri Day to mark the 56th birth anniversary of the slain journalist Gauri Lankesh.
The event to be held at Town Hall is expected to have participation of leaders like MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, former vice president of the union Shehla Rashid, JNU student Umar Khalid, and student leader Richa Singh from Allahabad.
The programme will begin at 2 pm with songs dedicated to Gauri, sung by Sufi singer Sumati and Hulikunte Murthy.
Books entitled ‘Nanu Gauri’, a collection of poems about the journalist-activist, and ‘Gauri Hoo’, essays by her and about her, will be released at the event.
Meanwhile, Indrajit Lankesh and family organized Gauri birth anniversary rememberance meet at Veerashaiva Lingayat burial ground, Chamarajpet at 11 am.