Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri’s book, “My Life and Struggles”, released in the Karnataka Circle Executive Committee meeting.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, was held at Bengaluru on 22nd & 23rd March, 2021. An important event in this meeting, was the release of the book titled “My Life and Struggles”, written by Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, former General Secretary, BSNLEU. The book was released by Com.Amanullah Khan, former President of the LIC Employees Union (AIIEA). Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, addressed this meeting. He was felicitated by the Karnataka circle union. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, for the release of his autobiography. (BSNLEU Website)
ICHR has gone beyond all limits. It has replaced the photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, leader of the Independence Struggle and first Prime Minister of India in the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav poster , with that of Savarkar, who apologized and assured full support to the British Government. This is unpardonable. The ICHR should reverse their decision and apologize to the nation.
Railways have withdrawn the concession granted to the senior citizens in train tickets wef February 2020 on rather flimsy grounds. It was completely an anti- senior citizens decision.
We demand that the concession be restored forthwith and do justice to them.
The central trade unions, Federations of central government, PSUs and other trade unions are in a bitter resistance fight against the total demolition PSU policy of the Central government. Many Central PSUs have already been closed or have been handed over to private. Others are in the line.
Despite strong protests and agitational programmes, including strikes, by the working class, Modi government is going on with its closure/privatisation programme. Even the strong protests by the opposition political parties, inside and out side Parliament, are completely ignored.
Probably Modi government is not sure whether it will return to power one more time. Hence it wants the handover of the profitable PSUs to the corporates at the earliest.
Resistance of the people has to be strengthened against the demolition of the PSUs, the property of the people and the nation.
The capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban is tragedy not only for the Afghan people, butt for the entire world. Taliban’s religious fanatism and its cruel suppression of women etc. are well known. Afghan people have started resistance to the new regime. Our solidarity with the Afghan people.
10 years are over after Com.M.K.Pandhe, the indomitable fighter for the working class, former General Secretary of CITU and former PB Member of CPI(M) passed away. His 10th death anniversary falls on 20th August 2021.
Madhukar Kashinath Pandhe was born on 11th July 1925 at Pune in Maharashtra. He received doctorate from the prestigious Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. He was very active in the Students Federation and was its Secretary of Sholapur unit. He joined the Communist Party of India in 1943. Later he became the Secretary of the leading trade Union AITUC. He joined CPI(M) after the spilt in the party. He was one of the founding fathers of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and became its General Secretary and continued for a decade. Later he became its President and then Vice-President and continued as such till his death.
Com.Pandhe took initiative and lead in bringing the trade unions together against globalisation and attacks on the working class. He was a respected leader of the working class and guided them both politically and in practice.
His well studied speeches, whether in the party forums or in the trade union front were study classes in fact. They were filled with important details and guidelines. He was a fountain of knowledge. He was simple in living and high in thinking.
During my stay at New Delhi as General secretary of BSNLEU, I had the opportunity to meet him several times and get his guidance. He attended some of the All India Conferences. He was also present in the founding conference of the AIBDPA.
Comrade M.K.Pandhe passed away on 20th August 2011 at the age of 86, but his inspiring memory continues.
Red Salute to Com.M.K.Pandhe on his 10th death anniversary !
Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, deserves congratulations and thanks for the effective way in which the matter was taken with the government for getting the orders and also getting the payment in time through the banks. Congratulations!
73rd death anniversary of Com.P.Krishna Pillai, one of the founder leaders of the Communist Party in Kerala was observed through out Kerala by organising Flag hoisting, remembrance meeting, seminars, webinars etc. keeping covid protocol. Com. Krishna Pillai is still an inspiration among the people and workers of Kerala.