People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXV

No. 47

November 20, 2011

November Revolution Day Observed

 

THE November Revolution Day was observed in the state with due solemnity. Party flags were hoisted in all the party offices which were decorated with flag-chains and illuminated. The great Marxist philosophers and leaders of the Soviet Revolution were paid floral homage.

 

In subdivisions, party units conducted hall meetings to discuss the achievements and the worldwide impact of November Revolution and its relevance today. A special issue of the state party organ Daily Desher Katha, carrying articles on the great historic role of November Revolution, was sold by the party workers in a festive mood all over the state. More than 75,000 copies of the paper, in addition to the regular subscription of about 37,000, were sold on the day.

 

Agartala, the state capital, witnessed a hall meeting organised on November 7 in the Town Hall. The CPI(M)ís Sadar divisional committee secretary Samar Adhdya presided over the overcrowded hall meeting.

 

Explaining on the occasion the importance of November Revolution, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar described it as a revolution that for the first time in the world transferred political power from a minuscule few to the vast majority of the working people and set an example before mankind that socialism is an advanced and sustainable alternative to capitalism.

 

Sarkar said that in the erstwhile Soviet Union, after their experience of two decades of capitalist transformation, the people are seen bitterly repenting the events of 1991. He said capitalism has the fate of suffering one crisis after another, and the advocates of TINA (there is no alternative) fail to suggest any remedy to the ongoing global recession since 2008 that has left millions jobless, and many multinational companies and financial institutions bankrupt. It is posing a threat of economic slowdown in many a country. It is high time we organise people and raise their class consciousness. 

 

Sarkar also dealt with the national situation in detail and the follies the UPA government is committing one after another.

 

Desher Katha editor Gautam Das also spoke on this occasion.

 

The meeting ended with the rendering of the Internationale in a chorus.