Tuesday, 27 December 2011

First National Convention Socialist Yuvjan Sabha


 
Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) held its first National Convention on 18th December 2011, Sunday, at Sardar Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Sane Guruji Smarak, Pune. SYS is a national youth front of Socialist Party (India).It was announced on 21st Aug.2011 at the meeting of national executive council of SPI. Founder National Chief of Arogya Sena Dr.Abhijit Vaidya, a cardiologist by profession, was entrusted the responsibility to lead SYS. A national executive council of four members Dr.Neeraj, Prof. Niranjan Mahato, Dr.Hemlata and George Jacob was also announced in the same meeting. After this Dr. Vaidya visited Bihar, UP, J & K and was also in touch with members of the national and state councils of SPI from 12 states. Within few months of foundation ad hoc committees of Delhi, Bihar and Maharashtra states along with Pune – PCMC city units were established. To expedite the process national president of SPI respected Bhai Vaidya suggested that SYS should hold a national convention. And thus this convention was held at Pune.
This national convention was attended by around 300 Socialist Youth from 9 states viz. Maharashtra , Delhi , Bihar , Kerala , Gujarat , UP , Karnataka , West Bengal and  Jammu . Within Maharashtra State youths had come from around 9 districts. The convention venue was named after Sardar Shahid Bhagatsing. The convention started with powada sung by Shahir Chitre supported by dholaki by TV star Ms Kshirsagar  and ‘Yuva Geet’ sung by famous TV star Jasraj and colleagues. Dr.Nitin Ketkar, chairman of the reception committee, welcomed and thanked all and elaborated the purpose of the convention. After this, publication of ‘Appeal to Youths’ written by Dr.Abhijit Vaidya in 3 languages Hindi, Marathi and English was done at the hands of Dr.Premsing , General Secretary , SPI and Jayantibhai Panchal, Treasurer, SPI . After this Rashmi Vaidya, vice president, Pune SYS read messages sent by SPI national president Bhai Vaidyaji and parliamentary board chairman Pannalalji Surana. Prof. Neeranjan Mahato and George Jacob expressed their thoughts regarding strengthening of SYS.  


In his address Jayantibhai Panchal said, “Socialist Party is the need of time and youth wing is the need of the party. SYS deserves hearty congratulations for holding such a successful gathering of dynamic youths within 4 months of its foundation. This convention will convey the message to our country that young socialists are ready to take up the challenges posed by globalization, capitalism and fundamentalism.”
Dr. Premsing in his address as the chief guest said, “India has a large population of youths. This youth power lacks definite political direction and SYS can fill this vacuum. SYS will have to study the past of the socialist movement in India but find new avenues for spreading socialism and must involve women power. Socialists in India leaded various people’s movements, thousands of socialists were in the jail during freedom struggle and as well as many post freedom struggles. Younger generation of socialists must maintain this tradition of going to jails for the people of India. Youths of SYS also should conduct extensive study camps on various issues.”
Dr.Abhijit Vaidya in his presidential address said, “Future leadership of SPI and also our country will emerge from SYS. Indian socialism has a very glorious tradition but unfortunately this tradition was pushed to oblivion for few decades. SPI has revived this tradition and entrusted the responsibility to SYS of carrying it in the future. For this we must connect ourselves with ideology of Gandhi and Ambedkar along with science.  Our country is facing challenges of globalization, privatization, consumerism, cast system, fundamentalism, rising poverty, collapse of public welfare, industrialization of education, atrocities against women and backward, corruption. Farmers are committing suicides. We require Mahatma Phule’s Farmer’s Whip even today. Privatization of education has created 21st century cast system which is an indirect effort to nullify Dr Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste. Privatization of health has encouraged five star medical tourism. IT sector and BPO’s has created 21st century slavery. On the other side unemployment is rising since banks have no funds for self employed youths though they have enough money for people like Vijay Mallya who declares bankruptcy in King Fisher airlines on one side and continues his liquor empire on the other side.  Young generation of farmers wants to quit farming. To change all this we need to have a political revolution best on socialism. Present political system has crushed dreams of today’s youth about Balashali Bharat. We need to change this political system to achieve our dreams and for this youths must join politics. Many forces are cultivating hatred against politics in the minds of young generation. But politics is never dirty it becomes dirty because of dirty people entering in to it. SYS will try its best to change this trend. Jasmine revolution started in Tunisia against dictatorial regime, is responsible for Arab Spring across  the Arab World and Occupy Wall Street movement started against capitalistic economy across the world are a kind of non violent revolutions spearheaded by mainly youth. The language used by these youths is nothing but language of democratic socialism. The main inspiration for OWC movement came from economist Josef Stiglitz’ article ‘Of the 1%, for the 1% and by the 1%’ But any political revolution without proper leadership and without political ideology will eventually lead to anarchy. Here we all must study Dr Ambedkar’s famous speech Grammer of Anarchy. There is always a danger of fundamental elements taking advantage of this kind of political turmoil like Muslim Brotherhood has taken in Egypt.  Some forces in our country are trying to push our country also in the same direction in the pretext of anti corruption sentiments.  Corrupt Congress has to go but this should not make way for BJP like parties. Socialist Party only can give third alternative in this situation. ”
Post lunch session started with Kranti ke Geet, Samuh geetgan conducted by Rashtra Seva Dal sainik Baba Nadaf. In the afternoon SYS published 10 point youth manifesto in three languages which was read by Rashmi Vaidya. The points covered in the manifesto are:
1. Oppose globalization, environmental destruction, support sustainable development 2.Free, equal and quality education for all and oppose foreign universities 3.Unemployement
4. Support farmers, unorganized laborers, encourage young farmers, abolish child labor
5. Secularism
6. Abolition of castes, encourage inter caste marriages  
7. Eradication of corruption, oath not to take and give bribe
8. Women equality, dignity and empowerment
9. Non violence
10. Constructive work
 Representative and guests from various states expressed their views on this manifesto. Amongst the prominent speakers who spoke were George Jacob (Kerala), Prof. Mahato (Delhi), Ashwin Kumar (Delhi), Tarun Bannerji (W.Bengal), Pradeep (Kerala), Dinesh Pawar (Karnataka), Ranjit Mandl (Bihar), Ranjeet Thakare and Manoj Mane (Maharashtra). All the members decided to take up the responsibility of establishing SYS in their own states.
Prof Pramod Dalvi, General Secretary, SYS Maharashtra conducted compeering. Other dignitaries present on the dais were Sacchidanand Sing, member national executive, SPI; Varsha Gupte, Secretary, Maharashtra, SPI, Adv Sudhir Nirpharake, president, Pune SPI. The programme was concluded with the national anthem.
A team of around 50 volunteers, to name a few Mundada, Ajgaonkar, Benuskar, Katti, Sonavane, Bahirat, Runwal, Bhandari, Hagavane, Nihar etc of SYS, worked relentlessly for a month to make this convention a grand success.               

  

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF SYS

Respected Chairperson and Sathi,
              
 As you all are aware that formation of Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) as a  youth front of Socialist Party (India), was announced at a meeting of National Council of SPI which was held at New Delhi on 21st August 2011. I was entrusted the responsibility to lead SYS. Neeraj Singh,Niranjan Mahato, Dr. Hemlata and George Jecob were declared as the members of the national executive of SYS. SYS started it’s functioning immediately

1.     Letter to the national council of SPI-                                                                           
     I wrote a personal letter to all the members of the national council of SPI on 5th Sept.11 to  send me names of at least 5 youths from their states whom I can inclued in the national  council of SYS or can entrust the responsibility of establishing state units. I have received  positive responses from Delhi, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, W.Bengal, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. I appeal to all the members to send me the names at the earliest. 

2.     SYS Committee for Delhi state- 
  
A 11 member ad hoc committee of SYS for Delhi state was formed on 18th Sept. 2011 in a meeting of SPI workers at Delhi. Dr. Sandeep Yadav is theincharge, Shashank Bhardwaj and Ajay Kumar are nominated conveners and Jayant Kashap, Sumit Saurav, Sachchidanand Singh, Anup Tiwari, Yashwant, Rajeev Kumar, Amit Kumar, Dr.Kunal and Nikhil Pandey are the members.

    3.   Free Heart check up camps in slums on the eve of World Heart Day-
 
·        25th Sept. 2011 Ghorpade Peth slum, Pune
·        2nd Oct. 2011 Lohiyanagar slum, Pune


Both the camps were mainly organized in collaboration with Arogya Sena and Sahriday, a public forum for prevention of heart diseases, both the organizations are headed by Dr.Vaidya. In both the camps a team of 5 doctors guided by Dr.Vaidya examined around 400 patients, 300 ECG’s and 350 blood sugar levels were done.
All the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetic patients were given medicines worth Rs. One lac. All this was done totally free. Patients who required further investigations like ECHO, TMT, Coronary Angiography or further treatments like Angioplasty or  heart surgeries were extended substantial financial assistance. Around 60 volunteers of SYS, Arogya Sena, Sahriday made both the camps a great success. Both the camps were attended by office bearers of SPI-Maharashtra and Pune.

4.     Organising Satyagriha andolan between 2nd Oct. to 12th Oct. 2011-

·        7th Oct. 2011 at S.M.Joshi Statue, Pune
·        9th Oct. 2011 at Senapati Bapat State, Pune

Both the Satyagriha dharna’s were lead by Dr.Abhijit Vaidya and were attended by Pune based Maharashtra Party and Pune city party officebearers along with Arogya Sena members.


5.     SYS’s protests against Shivsena and Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena-

SYS made a strong protest against Bal Thackrey’s inflammatory speeches against non-maharashtrians and Raj Thakare’s violent agitation against Bihari and Utter Pradeshi auto-rickshaw drivers in Mumbai in Oct.2011.

     6.  SYS extends help to SPI’s Maharashtra state council meet-

          SYS, Pune extended all its co-operation to SPI Pune unit to organize SPI’s
          Maharashtra State council’s meeting on 27th Sept. 2011 at Pune.

7.     SYS Bihar State meeting, Patna-

Arogya Sena had a Bihar state conference on 16th Oct.2011 at Patna. This conference was chaired by Dr.Vaidya and was attended by many veteran socialists and around 250 volunteers. The main co-ordinators were Indiraraman Upadhyay, Sachidanand Sing and Adv.Ranjit Mandal.                                 In the second half of the conference a meeting of SYS was held. A large number of youths of Arogya Sena have also decided to work for SYS.A state committee will be formed soon. 

    8.  SYS Pune – Pimpari Chinchwad

A meeting of SYS workers was held on 22nd Oct. 2011 at Pune. It was chaired by Dr.Vaidya. A 10 member committee for Pune and Pimpari-Chinchawad was formed. Manoj Mane was elected as President, Amar Pol as Gen.Secretary, Ms.Shradha Bahirat as secretary and Dr.Nitin Nalawade, Balasahed Lashkare, Ganesh Babar, Ms.Varsha Jambhale, Ms.Pooja Bahirat, Darshan Gadiya and Rajesh Vaidya are the members.
First meeting of the newly formed committee was held on 2 nd Nov 2011 and was chaired by Dr Vaidya. Pune – PCMC unit has decided following action programme:
 
A.    Miserable state of hostels and canteens in the colleges and hostels for backward students.
B.     Frequent changes of Pune Uiversity’s Vice Chancellor
C.     Quality control  on paper checking
D.    Quality control on teaching
E.     Anti ragging commando squad of SYS
F.     Ant privatization of education drive
G.    Yearly elocution competition for under graduate college students and trophy in the name of Dr Ra                                                                                                                                                                                 

      9. SYS-Uttar Pradesh

           Arogya Sena is inaugurating a Uttar Pradesh state branch on 6th Nov.2011 at    
 the  hands of Dr. Vaidya at Lucknow. Around  60 youths from UP will            undergo   Arogya Sena’s crash course. After this all these members will hold a meeting   for formation of SYS-UP unit and will participate into SPI’s state conference. 

    10. SYS – Kashmir

         Arogya Sena is holding Kashmir unit’s meeting on 12th Nov.2011 at Srinagar
          and a free health camp at Bandipora, Kupwar district on 13th Nov.2011.
Dr.Vaidya is visiting Srinagar along with 2 central committee members.
Arogya Sena has around 100 highly qualified volunteers in Kashmir valley. Many of  these volunteers have expressed their interest in SYS. Dr.Vaidya will assess the possibility of establishing SYS-Kashmir in his visit.

  11. SYS National Conference

 SYS has decided to hold a national conference on 18th Dec. 2011, Sunday at Pune. The conference will be held at Sane Guruji Smarak, Rashtra Seva Dal.
I appeal to all the Sathi’s to motivate maximum number of youths eager to work with SYS, to come to Pune on 18th Dec. 2011. A 10 member reception          committee has been formed. Dr.Nitin Ketkar is the chairman of this committee.  More details about the national conference will be personally communicated by  me on 6th Nov. 2011.
       
            Dr Abhijit Vaidya, 
            MD, IPT-Cardiology
            National President, SYS

Monday, 31 October 2011

Images of Formula 1 car rally is slap of capitalism on face of farmers Socialist Party held one-day protest dharna at Rajghat




































Formula 1 car rally is slap of capitalism on face of farmers Socialist Party held one-day protest dharna at Rajghat



Press Release 


The Socialist Party held one-day protest dharna at Gandhi Samadhi, Rajghat, on 30 October 2011 against the Formula 1 car rally at Greater Noida, U.P.  In party's view, this event is a slap of insult on the face of farmers who are struggling against acquisition of their lands in Noida and other parts of the country. It is a vulgar entertainment on the dead bodies of farmers who have committed suicide as a result of neo-liberal policies. Claims that the organisers and sponsors are making that this event has graduated India from a developing to the developed nation; India has come up strongly on the world map; the sin of corruption in Common Wealth Games has been washed away etc. – only indicates their insensitive and narrow mind. The idea of having Formula 1 rally in India had entered with the entry of new economic policies two decades ago. The organisers kept trying to hold this event in different cities of like Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai. Finally, they got permission and facility in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which has become a battle field between the land hungry corporate and the farmers. This clearly states that Mayawati, Chief Minister of U.P., who achieved her political clout in the name of dalits and their Messiah Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, is in full support of capitalism along with other mainstream parties and leaders.
The Socialist Party has no strength to stop the car rally. But the party would like to convey the message from the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi that the nexus of governments, corporate houses and so-called civil society is reinforcing capitalist-consumerist ideology and system in the name of Gandhi. This is an insult to Gandhi. The ruling elite, who has fully embraced corporate capitalism, must stop this double speak. The protest dharna was organised to make deprived sections aware against the designs of the corporate capitalism and its beneficiaries in India. Dharna was attended by SPI's General Secretary Dr. Prem Singh, Delhi unit Convener Renu Gambhir, Justice Rajinder Sachar, senior socialist leaders Dr. Raj Kumar Jain, Shyam Gambhir, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Rakesh Kumar, Kedarnath, DUTA Vice President Dr. Harish Khanna, Supreme Court advocate Anil Nauria, senior journalist Arun Tripathi, Secretary of Samajwadi Shikshak Manch Dr. Bikram Singh and activists of Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS).  
   
Dr. Prem Singh ( General Secretary)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Images of Satyagrah Abhiyan

Satyagrah Abhiyan 2 October Delhi gate to Chandani  chowk

Satyagrah Abhiyan 2 October Delhi gate to Chandani  chowk

Jansabha on Batala house

Satyagrah Abhiyan 9 October Jansabha on Batala house

Satyagrah Abhiyan 9 October Jansabha on Batala house

National Executive Committee meeting of Socialist Party (India)

Dear comrade
The next National Executive Committee meeting of Socialist Party (India) will be held in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
Venue: Dr. Lohia Mazdur Bhawan, Dr. Tuphail Marg, Narahi, Lucknow.
Date : 5 November 2011 (Saturday)
Time : 11 am to 5 pm

Agenda of the meeting:

1.      Confirmation of minutes of the last National Executive Committee meeting.
2.      State-wise report on the Satyagrah Campaign held from 2 October to 12 October 2011.
3.      Election of party's Parliamentary Board.
4.      Discussion on election related code of conduct.
5.      Resolution on education.
6.      State-wise information about party organisation related activities.
7.      Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) progress report.
8.      Co-option of some more members in the National Executive Committee to ensure proper representation of states and sections of the society .
Sir, being an important member/sympathiser of the Party, please attend the meeting as a special invitee. You are further requested to attend the state convention to be held on 6 November 2011 at 11 am.

Prem Singh
General Secretary

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

National Executive Committee meeting of Socialist Party (India)


Dear comrade
The next National Executive Committee meeting of Socialist Party (India) will be held in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
Venue: Dr. Lohia Mazdur Bhawan, Dr. Tuphail Marg, Narahi, Lucknow.
Date : 5 November 2011 (Saturday)
Time : 11 am to 5 pm
Agenda of the meeting:

1.    Confirmation of minutes of the last National Executive Committee meeting.
2.    State-wise report on the Satyagrah Campaign held from 2 October to 12 October 2011.
3.    Election of party's Parliamentary Board.
4.    Discussion on election related code of conduct.
5.   Resolution on education.
6.    State-wise information about party organisation related activities.
7.   Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) progress report.
8.   Co-option of some more members in the National Executive Committee to ensure proper representation of states and sections of the society .

Please make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Prem Singh
General Secretary


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Press Release


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Date: 4 October 4, 2011
Press Release

Condemnation of Police raid at Kavita Srivastava's residence

The Socialist Party condemns the police raid conducted at the residence of Rajasthan PUCL General Secretary Kavita Srivsatava. The raid by the Rajasthan Police, made on the behest of the Chhattisgarh Police with heavy force has made it amply clear that its intention is to instill fear into the civil rights groups including PUCL. Police action based on unconfirmed and ambiguous charges made against civil rights activists shows the fast changing face of the India state. It is turning into a Police state that ensure the looting of national resources by corporate houses. Which ever the party/government at the centre or at the state, all governments, irrespective of party line, have come together to suppress those civil and human rights activists who fight against this loot.
The present Police action lays bare the Congress claim to secularism. Kavita Srivastava, under the aegis of PUCL, has sent a report to the National Human Rights Commission about the communal riots at Gopalgarh, Rajasthan. This report reveals the involvement of Congress leaders in the riots.
PUCL was formed by Jaiprakash Narayan who, throughout his life, adhered to the principle of non-violence. PUCL too does not support violenece in any form. However, in opposing all shades of violence, it also questions state violence. The corporate serving governments are unable to accept any opposition to state sponsored violence and attack in retaliation.
Socialist Party is of the conviction that a political struggle alone can offer a challenge and change to this oppressive character of the Indian state and mainstream politics.


Dr. Prem Singh
General Secretary and Spokesman
Mob.: 9873276726      


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