People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 26, 2006
Carry Forward The Legacy Of Bhagat Singh
us all take a pledge on this historic anniversary to work more resolutely for
carrying forward the legacy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his colleagues".
This was the call given by CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat while
participating in a function at the Party headquarters AKG Bhavan marking the
75th Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
leaders and functionaries at the central office and mass organisation centres
attended the meeting, proceedings of which were conducted by V Sreenivasa Rao,
secretariat member. Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau members Sitaram Yechury, M K
Pandhe, Chittabrata Majumdar and K Varadharajan along with all those attending
the meeting paid floral tributes to the memory of Bhagat Singh.
on the occasion, Karat said that the Party is celebrating this historic
anniversary all over the country through meetings, seminars and other activity
as part of a campaign to spread the revolutionary legacy of these heroes among
the people. The three main aspects of this legacy – the heroic
anti-imperialist struggle, the fight against communalism and the fundamental
belief and struggle for socialism as a means to end exploitation – are most
relevant even in today's present context, said Karat.
ruling classes collaboration with imperialism and their attempt to jettison our
independent foreign policy must be fought vigorously by taking inspiration from
Bhagat Singh, he said. The other aspect of Bhagat Singh has been that he
recognised, at an early age,
that without ending the communal menace the country cannot move forward.
That is why he was firm that religion and politics must be kept separate and the
State should be totally secular. Struggle for this must be taken forward, said
important aspect of Bhagat Singh legacy is the fundamental belief he had on
socialism alone being capable of building a society free from exploitation and
therefore the need for revolution. "We are proud that the communist
movement has taken forward all these three aspects of Bhagat Singh's legacy by
making innumerable sacrifices. We shall work more resolutely for further
carrying forward this legacy", so saying he ended his speech.
K Pandhe in his brief remarks underlined the need to intensify class struggle
along with anti-imperialist struggle. He highlighted the need to expose those
who pay lip service to Bhagat Singh's legacy while in actuality seek friendship
with imperialism. (INN)