Bhubaneswar: As the wave of shock and grief over horrific Peshawar carnage continues to reverberate for the third day, people of Odisha, especially students and teachers, joined the world community in sharing the pain and anguish of the family members of the young victims.
Today also, different colleges, schools and social organizations throughout the state held two minutes’ silence and prayers, organized protests and took out candle-light rallies conveying their tributes, empathy, solidarity and angst for the deceased and their grieving near and dear.
All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) observed the day as ‘mourning day’ at Dharmasala in Jajpur expressing their shock and sorrow over the mindless killings.
In Balasore, Advanced Parents Association and Greenleaf Association lit candles conveying their solidarity with the bereaved families. Similarly, a number of organizations in Sambalpur arranged candle-light rallies in the memory of deceased.
In Bhubaneswar, India Against Corruption took out a candle-light rally near Ram Mandir while Aam Admi Party lit candles at Master Canteen Squar The students of Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology also held a candle-light rally to convey their heartfelt condolences to the grieving families.
Meanwhile, sand artist Subala Maharana put up a sand sculpture near SBI at Unit-I market in the city expressing his dismay over the gruesome massacre.