Press statement of Com Tapan Sen General Secretary CITU
March 16, 2017, 10:10 PM
26th November 2016
CITU’S 15TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FLAGGED OFF AT PURI LAKHS OF RED FLAG BEARED ASSEMBLE AT SARADHABALI
Puri, 26 Nov. : Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)’s 15th National Conference got to a colourful with one lakh strong mass rally at Saradhabali in the temple town Puri, Odisha preceded by a militant procession from the Railway Station.
Presided over by State President Lambodar Nayak, the rally was addressed by CITU’s All India President A.K. Padmanavan, General Secretary Tapan Sen, MP, Secretary K. Hemalata, State Secretary Bishnu Mohanty and Senior Trade Union Leader Janardan Pati who urged upon the people to unify the toiling classes and internsify the struggle to defeat the evil designs of the ruling classes and build an exploitations free society.
In the morning the Conference was inaugurated with the hoisting of Red Flag by the President in the sprawling campus of Jatinka. The renue is aptily named after the legendary leader Samar Mukharjee and the stage after R.Umanath.
The inaugural session was addressed by Receiption Committee Chairman Jagannath Pattnaik, Ramendra Kumar (AITUC), Ram Chandra Kuntia (INTUC), Rajeeb Dimry (AICCTU), Sankar Shah (AIUTUC), K. K. Panigrahi (LPF), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC). General Secretary Tapan Sen welcomed the delegates and guests and K.Hemalata proposed vote of thanks.
The five day Conference is being attended by over 2000 delegates including 400 women delegates coming from across the country representing 70 lakh members of around ten thousand trade unions.
Seminars on topical issues and cultural programmes will be held on 27th to 29th November, 2016 at 5 pm in the sea beach in front of Sun Palace.
The Conference besides electing leadership for the next term is likely to pass resolution on peoples urgent issues eg. Price rise, unemployment, pro-capital and anti worker labour law reforms, violent attacks on women, minorities, dalits and tribals, etc.