Many comrades had contacted and intimated about the observance of the 49th anniversary of the historic strike of 19th September 1968. Thanks to all of them.

I also attended two such programmes today. In the morning hoisted the red flag of BSNLEU in the Telephone Exchange, Mananchira, Kozhikode and addressed the workers assembled there. In brief, I spoke about the martyrs of 1968 strike, the heroic action of the workers and the need to fight the anti-worker policies of the government.

In the evening attended the Convention held at Vatakara organised by BSNLEU, NFPE, AIBDPA, AIPRPA and CCLU. There were a good number of comrades assembled. I inaugurated the Convention and spoke about the details of the Strike, the suffering of the victimised workers, the martyrs and their sacrifices and the responsibility upon us in the present circumstances. Many other leaders also addressed.

We will always remember the great historic strike.