People's Democracy

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


No. 01

January 02, 2011

Nashik To Host CITU General Council Meet


P R Krishnan


NASHIK, a historic city and also a pilgrimage centre in Maharashtra, is getting ready to host the meeting of the CITU General Council from January 8 to 11, 2011. This General Council was elected at the 13th all-India conference of the CITU, held at Chandigarh in April 2010.


Nearly 400 members from across the country, representing different industries, are expected to attend this session of the council. Elaborate arrangements are being made for the successful conclusion of the meeting. The CITUís Nashik committee and the unions in Nashik are in the forefront in these activities.


The venue of the conference is the CITU Kamgar Bhavan at Khutwad Nagar, Kamatwade, adjoining the city of Nashik. The accommodation arrangements for the stay of the General Council members have been made at three places --- in the Royal Heritage Hall, in CITU Bhavan and in Subhalaxmi Hall. As a part of this programme, the state committee of the CITU has decided to hold an open rally on January 8, the first day of the council meeting. This rally, scheduled to take place in the Pawan Nagar Maidan in Nashik, will honour the trade union stalwart Dr M K Pandhe and the CITUís new president and general secretary, A K Padmanabhan and Tapan Sen respectively, by according them grand receptions.


Narsayya Adam Master, president of the Maharashtra state committee of CITU, will preside over the public rally and state general secretary Dr D L Karad will deliver the welcome speech. Besides Dr M K Pandhe, A K Padmanabhan and Tapen Sen, other likely to address the rally are the labour ministers of Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura and the CITU vice president K L Bajaj.


As a part of this programme, the Nashik committee of the CITU will hold three separate meetings around Nashik during this period. These meetings will be addressed by the labour ministers of West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura. On the concluding day, the CITU state committee is also organising a joint meeting of trade union functionaries, Kisan Sabha activists and Agricultural Workers Union leaders in Nashik.


One may here recall that the city of Nashik had earlier hosted the CITU General Council meeting in July 2004. The trade union functionaries here are elated over getting a second opportunity now to work for the success of the General Council meeting.