The Circle Conference of BSNLEU, T.Nadu Circle started to-day, 24th June, at Tirupur. As usual, flag hoisting, homage to martyrs, Inaugural session all were systematically held.
In the evening, an open session was held inaugurated by Com. P. Sampath, senior trade union leader as also the Convener of the T.Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF). In his speech he explained the inhuman treatment meted out to the dalits and the system of untouchability existing in many places even now. The action programme organised under the TNEUF was also explained. The full house with more than 1000 comrades, heard it in rapt attention. It touched the inner cord of the workers. At the end of the speech he appealed for generous donations for continuing the programmes.
There was immediate and very positive reaction. Comrades started coming to the stage and giving donation one after another. Some comrades went to the participants and collected there also. I also donated Rs. 1000. After about 10-15 minutes the collection was over. The donation received was more than 47,000. The Circle union added the balance and an amount of Rs. 50,000 was handed over to Com.Sampath, convener of the TNUEF.
Everybody appreciated the generous donation. More than that the workers felt a commitment to fight to eradicate untouchability and to fight for the down-trodden.