.A meeting of the BSNL employees was organised under the platform of BSNL Unions/Associations at Mysore GM office premises on 21st June. More than three hundred workers were present. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Forum Com.B.S.Venkatesh, Circle President SNEA. Coms. Krishna Gowde, Circle Vice-President, AIBSNLEA, M.C.Balakrishna, All India org. Secretary, BSNLEU, M.Mahadevappa, Dist. Secretary, BSNLEU, Lingaraju, DS SEWA BSNL, B.V.Ramachandra,DS AIBSNLEA, Mahadeve Gowda, DS NFTE, Basavaraju DS AIBDPA and other leaders were present in the dais.  Com. Ganesh, Convener, Forum welcomed all.  Shri K.L. Jayaram, Sr.GM,  addressed the meeting and appreciated the work being done by the Forum to improve the services. He assured that he will make maximum efforts  for improving BSNL.

Myself as the main speaker spoke mainly on the need to strengthen BSNL and the proposals given by the Forum to the Group of Ministers looking in to the revival of BSNL. The action taken by the Forum in this connection was briefed. He congratulated the workers for the excellent support in the recent proposed strike due to which the DOT / Management was compelled to issue orders on 78.2% IDA fixation.

My visit on 21st June at was an opportunity to meet a lot of old comrades. Com.R.G.Bhandari, Mukundan (both retired) , Prasanna, Subramaniam and many other comrades who were very active in organising the AITEU Class III (Namboodiri) and later BSNLEU came and met me. We spoke about the old times and also the need to continue the same in the future.