India is remembering the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on its eighth anniversary today, as various events are being held across the nation, especially Mumbai, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the horrific attack.
On this day in 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists came to Mumbai via sea route from Pakistan and carried out series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across the city.
The attacks lasted four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.
Various events are being organised in Mumbai today to pay tribute to the victims of 26/11.
To pay tribute to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks, Public Concern for Governance Trust(PCGT) an NGO, in association with the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), is organising an event, "Unity in diversity-together we remember 26/11", at NCPA's Jamshed Bhabha Theatre today.
On the eight anniversary of the terror attacks, Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao, will chair the performance by Symphony Orchestra of India, music and dance by arts division of Bharat Soka Gakkai, screening of short film titled Hum Sab Ek Hain, while students of Anjuman-I-Islam's Girls High School will present a patriotic song.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goel will also be paying tribute to the victims of the attack. Students of Mithibai College too have organised a peace march to commemorate the memory of the martyrs of the 26/11 attack.