CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF COM: BABU TARAPADA MUKHERJEE'S HISTORIC LAHORE SPEECH FROM 09.10.2020 TO 09.10.2021.( ONE YEAR).
No.PF-1(e) 2020 (2) Date: 24th September-2020
All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Affiliated Union
CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF COM : BABU TARAPADA MUKHERJEE'S HISTORIC LAHORE SPEECH FROM 09.10.2020 TO 09.10.2021.( ONE YEAR).
ONLINE INAUGURAL CEREMONY ON 09.10.2020 (FRIDAY) AT 5 PM.
Presided by Com P.V.Rajendran , President , NFPE.
Inauguration: Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE & Confederation
Centenary Lecture: Com: M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Confederation.
Former Leaders of NFPE, Present CHQ Office Bearers and all General Secretaries will address. All are welcome.
The Federal Executive Committee meeting of NFPE held on 22.09.2020 has decided to celebrate the historic Lahore speech of Com Babu Tarapada Mukherjee , the founder father of Postal Trade Union movement in India. He delivered the historic Presidential address in the Lahore All India (including Pakistan , Bangladesh , Nepal and Burma) Conference of Post office and RMS Employees on 09.10.1921. One hundred years ago, it is in this Lahore speech he exhorted the workers the following oft-quoted lines ------
"Workers are not beggars! They are the salt of the earth; they are the only people who produce wealth.......... You have immense potentiality, capable of moving heaven and earth. Organise this power, organise with a purpose, organise with determination, and I promise you , success will knock at your door."
Each line of the 17 page written speech (42 paragraph) is worth mentioning and it is a treasure. It was a clarion call on workers and it will continue to inspire generations to come. The untold miseries suffered by Com Tarapada and the great sacrifices he made for the working class , especially for the Postal and RMS workers , will be an lesson and an inspiration for all leaders and cadres who take trade union work seriously. His eventful life and the historic Lahore speech is a powerful weapon in our hand in the fight against the ruling class.
It is in this background, NFPE Federal Executive meeting has decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic Lahore speech in a befitting manner and organise various centenary celebrations for one year from 09.10.2020 to 09.10.2021.
NFPE Federal Executive further calls upon all Circle and Divisional Secretaries to organise similar programmes at Circle/ Divisional level also during the one year period from 09.10.2020 to 09.10.2021.
The online link of the All India Inaugural function on 09.10.2020 at 5.30 PM will be published before 09.10.2020.
All concerned are requested to cooperate.