(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
World Festival of Youth
& Students in December
THE preparations for the
Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) which is scheduled to be held on
13-21, 2010 at Johannesburg, South Africa formally began with the
of the national preparatory committee (NPC) of India
in New Delhi
September 9. On the call of the World Federation of Democratic Youth
member organisations in India,
of 13 secular and democratic youth and students organisations got
together in New Delhi
and formed the NPC of India. As many as 33 all India
and state level youth and
students organisations are part of the NPC of India.
The committee has
to have the president of Indian Youth Congress, Rajeev Satav as its
DYFI’s general secretary Tapas Sinha and AIYF’S general secretary K
its coordinators and RYF general secretary K Sunnykutty and AIYL
Sanjay Bhattacharya as joint convenors.
In order to ensure an
campaign of the 17th WFYS in India
and to ensure a serious participation and intervention of the 698
contingent of delegates from India,
the NPC has taken several important decisions regarding its
this important international event.
The committee has asked
organisations to include youth and students delegates in a manner so
could represent the various aspects of India’s unity in diversity.
committee has also decided to request the central as well as state
send a representative delegation of young legislatures to the 17th
WFYS. The committee will bring out the campaign materials such as
posters, banners etc to popularise the festival slogan, ‘Let's Defeat Imperialism, For A World Of
Peace, Solidarity And Social Transformation!’in India.
As part of its WFYS campaign,
the NPC has also proposed to hold a national festival of youth and
October-November in New Delhi.