The birth centenary of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia is beginning on March 23, 2009. So far socialists across the country have prepared a program by constituting committees for Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia's birth centenary in 15 states of the country. It is likely that the most of the discussion will be focused on the theory of Saptkranti

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Reception for the yatris30. 08. 2009

Dear Friends, The Sapta Kranti Vichar Yatra, being held under the auspices of the Dr। Ram Manohar Lohia Birth Centenary Celebrations Committee, will arrive in Delhi on the evening of 10 October। By then it would have covered 22 States of the country in its marathon 63 day travel। It is indeed a unique experiment to spread the thought of Dr। Lohia and the message of socialism to the younger generation। Comrades in Delhi have the privilege of receiving the yatris at the end of their historic journey. A small meeting was therefore held on 29 August to discuss the tentative program of the yatris in the national capital, in order to give them a rousing welcome which they richly deserve. It was attended, among others, by Prof. Ajt Jha of the Samajwadi Jan Prishad, , Dr. Raghubir Singh Kapoor, leader of the Socialist Front, Danish Ali, Secretary General of the Janata Dal (Secular), Viay Pratap of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Subhash Bhatnagar of Nirman Mazdoor Panchayat, Bupendra Singh Rawat of the NAPM, Prof. Shyam Sunder Pasrija, General Secretary of the Socialist Janata Party, Rakesh Kumar of Lok Janshkti Party and Surendra Mohan. Dr. Raghubir Singh Kapoor presided over the meeting. As the yatris are entering Delhi from Meerut side, it was felt that they be received at the Maharajpur Chowk on U.P. Delhi border. Vijay Pratap offered to host them in the Jansatta apartment and give all those present good refreshment. The following program was proposed for 11 and12 October: 11 October 1. Discussion on the Youth movement at the Gandhi Peace Foundation or Rajendra Bhawwan Time 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2. Birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narayan at NRMU office, 12 Chelmsford Road Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3. A Mohalla meeting at Sitaram Bazar or nearby Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 12 October 1. Meeting at the Jamia Millia University at 11 a.m. (tentative) If it is settled, then some yatris will address it. 2. General meeting at Mavalankar Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3. Students’ meeting at the JNU from 8 pm. to 10 p.m. (Tentative) The above program has been chalked out keeping in view that 11 October is Sunday and the Universities would have a holiday. Moreover, the Delhi University is closed every year from 1 October to 15October. Another consideration is that about 1500 to 2000 persons are expected to arrive in Delhi from outside to greet the yatris. Arrangements of the boarding and lodging of the yatris have to be made on 10, 11 and 12 October. Moreover, arrangements will need to be made for boarding and lodging of those comrades who come here from outside. Comrade Harbhajan Singh, General Secretary of the NRMU has promised o help in these respects. It was decided to mobilize all socialist colleagues in Delhi in strength. For this purpose, a big meeting will be held on 19 September at 3 p.m. at 12 Chelmsford Road. (The location of the meeting will be finalized within the next two or three days). It was estimated that the total expenditure will be Rs 50, 000, apart from the rental charges for the Mavalankar Hall and the GPF or Rajendra Bhawan. These will come to 40, 000 rupees. Promises of Rs. 28,000 were made in the meeting. It is expected that the issue will be raised in the meeting on 19 September. In the meantime, those friends who could not join the meeting on 29 August will be requested to subscribe. Yours sincerely, Surendra Mohan

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