In connection with the observing of the first death anniversary of veteran P and T Leader and former Circle Secretary of BSNLEU, M.P. Com.S.R.Nayak, a Seminar on ‘FDI in Departments and Public Sector’ was organised at Jabalpur by CITU on 8th August 2014.. A large number of comrades participated. The Ambedkar Bhawan Conference Hall, where the seminar was held, was full and overflowing by employees and others who attended.
The meeting was presided over by a Presidium consisting of Com. Vidhya Kangar, President, M.P.State Anganawadi Union, Com.Jagannath Patel, Kisan Sabha, Com.N.Chakravarty, AIIEA and Com.G.N.Kumar, CITU. Com. Jagdish Singh, Convener of the Committee and also the All India Org. Secretary BSNLEU welcomed all and remembered the excellent leadership given by Com.S.R.Nayak to the workers.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President, BSNLEU, was the main speaker who introduced the subject. He remembered Com.S.R.Nayak and his sustained struggles for the workers and for the correct policies in the P and T and later BSNL. His sacrifices for the organization was mentioned. Com.Namboodiri then spoke about danger of the increasing FDI in various sectors including in Defence, Railways, Telecom, etc. and the necessity of fighting to put a stop to it. The joint struggle of the Central Trade Unions on the main demands of the workers were briefed.
Com.S.C.Shrivastava, Vice-President, AIBDPA and other leaders addressed.
The meeting was a great success. The participants appreciated the speeches of the leaders which was a part of the preparations for the future struggles.
In the morning Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri along with Com. Jagdish Singh and S.N.S.Chouhan visited the family of com. S.R.Nayak. The family were present in the meeting also.