#StoriesOfStrength with Facebook, Instagram: 26/11 attack has helped us become a cohesive society, says CM Fadnavis

The video exhibition will feature 26 of those who were impacted, their stories of change, hope and strength.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: November 26, 2016 10:45 am
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with Indian Express Strategic Affairs Editor Praveen Swami in Mumbai Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with Indian Express Strategic Affairs Editor Praveen Swami in Mumbai

Eight years after the terror attacks in Mumbai, The Indian Express in association with Facebook showcased a video exhibition titled 26/11: Stories of Strength, at Kala Ghoda in south Mumbai on Saturday.

* The video exhibition featured 26 of those who were impacted, their stories of change, hope and strength.

* The event was inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

* The inauguration was followed by an interaction with Fadnavis who engaged with the members of the audience as well.

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* There will be a panel discussion featuring survivors of the attack — Kia Scherr and Sourav Mishra — besides the Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police (Law and Order), Deven Bharti, managing director of daCunha Communications and columnist Rahul daCunha, Tony Sgro, founder and chief executive of EDVentures Partners, and Praveen Swami, National Affairs Editor, The Indian Express.

* The panel will discuss the stories of the victims of the attacks and their kin, after which the video exhibition will be open to the public.

* Visit ie2611.com to read the stories of strength that continue to inspire us after eight years of the attacks.

HIGHLIGHTS

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:41 am

CM Fadnavis has concluded his interaction.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:36 am

Members of the audience are posing questions to the chief minister right now.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:22 am

Mumbai has shown its resilience. We are a resilient society. How we came out of 26/11, the whole country should be proud of it. These stories that you have displayed here show we are more tolerant and accomodating. We are not living in isolation. Society has to help every single person. 26/11 has helped us become a cohesive society: CM Fadnavis

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:20 am

There are more than 600 landing points that are unmanned. Technology is a solution. We are using thermal cameras to man coastal security: CM Fadnavis

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:19 am

Sagar Kavach is happening every three months. It is monitored by the chief secretary. There is coordination with central agencies now. Things have changed. Committing money is not a problem. How we spend is the question: CM Fadnavis

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:17 am

‘Putting funds is not a big problem. You can hire thousands of people, but the threat perception is changing.’: CM Fadnavis

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:14 am

‘Every single Indian was shaken. This attack had deep wounds on the minds and hearts of every Indian’: CM Fadnavis

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:11 am

‘I was at the MLA hostel. I was in Mumbai’: Fadnavis on the day of 26 November 2008 when Mumbai was attacked by terrorists.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:10 am

Strategic Affairs Editor Praveen Swamy is in conversation with CM Fadnavis at the exhibition.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:08 am

CM Fadnavis inaugurates the video exhibition.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:04 am

Anant Goenka, Executive Director of Express Group welcomes CM Fadnavis to the event and thanks him for his presence.

Vishnu Varma November 26, 201610:03 am

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is at the event to inaugurate the video exhibition on 26/11 stories and survivors.