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Friday, March 29, 2013

KANNUR PREPARES TO MAKE CITU CONFERENCE A GRAND SUCCESS


KANNUR PREPARES TO MAKE CITU CONFERENCE A GRAND SUCCESS

PTI

Kannur : Kannur, the land of enthusiastic struggles and the cradle of peasant and workers movements is poised to make CITU all India Conference a grand success. Lakhs of workers all over the southern district of Kerala are burning midnight oil to create a history by making the conference a memorable one. The conference will commence on April 4th and culminates on 8th with a massive rally of two lakhs people. Receiving an impetus from the historic two days All India strike held in February and end number of unending struggles against the neo liberal policies of UPA government, the working class movement of the state has been made a huge preparations to mark a new chapter in the history of working class movement in India.

Months long preparations in the district is at the epitome these days. 

This is the third time, the all India Conference of the largest Trade Union of India visits Kerala. Kochi, the commerce and Industiral capital of Kerala was the venue of previous All India Conferences held in 1973 and 1997.

Kannur, the land of textile and Beedi industries played an active role in the formative years trade union movement of Kerala. The trade unions formed in the textile mills Aron Mill and various Beedi making units was the back born of democratic forces in the state. In forties trade union movement simultaneously developed along with the peasant movement in the massive nationalistic struggles against the British colonial rule.

The people of Kannur are enthusiastically and wholeheartedly received the call of CITU for a district wide preparatory programs. The whole district is literally turned in to a see of red.

Elamaram Kareem, general secretary of CITU state Committee and K P Sahadevan General Convener of Reception committee says that the preparations for the conference are highly innovative. The programs attended by the retired workers were organized in 200 centers of the districts. Thirty thousand retired workers were attended in these programs. Organizing committees from district level to ward level, have been were formed. 17 seminars in various subjects were organized in the run up to the conference. Leader from various trade unions attended in these seminars. An exhibition portrays the history of TU movement in Kerala was inaugurated by Film Artist Kalabhavan Mani on 28th March. Various sports and cultural events were also organized in the different parts of the district. Small jathas, heralding the message of conference are also being organized.

In the inaugural session apart from CITU leaders, the leader from AITUC, INTUC, BMS, HMS, UTUC will take part, they said.

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