People's Democracy

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


No. 28

July 14, 2013


CITU Observes Comrade Jyoti Basuís Birth Centenary


AS part of the decision of its 14th All India Conference to celebrate the birth centenary of Comrade Jyoti Basu, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions has organised programmes in different parts of the country on July 8. A K Padmanabhan, president of the CITU inaugurated the year-long celebration of the birth centenary of Comrade Jyoti Basu at the CITU headquarters, BTR Bhawan in New Delhi on July 8. The CITU has planned year-long programmes at various levels all over the country to celebrate the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu, from July 8, 2013 to July 8, 2014.


After offering floral tributes to the great revolutionary leader, a meeting was held at the CITU centre. In his speech, A K Padmanabhan said Comrade Jyoti Basu started his trade union activities in the 1940ís, mobilising the railway workers. He made a remarkable contribution to the Indian trade union movement. He was a teacher, orator, ruler, trade union leader, internationally known communist leader from India, and was the longest serving chief minister in the country. Jibon Roy, ex-MP and general secretary of the All India Coal Workers Federation also addressed the meeting. S Dev Roye, A R Sindhu, national secretaries of the CITU and Ranjana Nirula, treasurer, CITU attended the programme.