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
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Senior Socialist leaders inaugurate the Sapta Kranti Yatra
The birth centenary of the eminent socialist leader Dr, Ram Manohar Lohia has inspired a large number of socialist leaders and workers to organize several events at various places. Thirty young persons have set off on the Dr. Lohia Sapta Kranti Yatra from the Agast Kranti maidan yesterday, on the Quit India day. They will be visiting 20 states all over the country and end the yatra on 12 October, the death anniversary of the legendary leader. The yatris belong to the Rashtra Sewa Dal and the Yusuf Meherally Yuva Biradari.
The yatris joined the celebrations of the Quit India day in the Agast Kranti Maidan where Justice (Retired) Chandra Shekhar Dharmadhikari, and freedom fighters Dr. Shanti Patel, ex M.P., Dr. G.G. Parikh and Captain Abbas Ali of the Indian National Army as also senior socialist leader Surendra Mohan ex M.P. greeted them, while recalling the sacrifices of the freedom fighters who had laid down their lives or had suffered imprisonment in the Quit India struggle and the Indian National Army led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Later, distinguished socialist leader and ex Defence Minister George Fernandes, M.P., Vidya Chavan, Jaya Jauitly, Abu Azmi of the Samajwadi Party, Hussain Dalwai, ex Minister, Bharat Latkar, President of the Rashtra Sewa Dal, Abbas Ali, Surendra Mohan and Dr. G.G. Parikh bade farewell to the yatris. Dr. Sunilam, ex MLA and a prominent leader of the young socialist yatris explained the inspiration of the yatra and thanked Dr. G.G. Parikh, President of the Yusuf Meherally Centre for taking pains in helping the yatris’ preparation. He expressed the hope that during the yatra, the yatris would be able to establish close interaction with several people’s struggles going on in the country. He also said that one of the yatrais’ objectives was to find five thousand new young recruits for the socialist movement.
On behalf of the yatris, Devidas Patil of the RSD and Guddi, on behalf of the Yuwa Biradari, expressed their determination to achieve the objectives of the yatra. They and some other speakers pointed out the disarray among socialists and wished that all socialists achieve unification in one political party.
The meeting was presided by Dr. Shanti Patel and conducted by Madhu Mohite
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