7th January 2021 is the 100th Birth Anniversary of Com. D. Gnaniah, a veteran leader of P&T and Central Govt. Employees T U Movement. He was Secretary General NFPTE for the periods from 1965 to 1970 and from 1976 to 1978. He led the historic 19th September 1968 one day token strike as Secretary General NFPTE, and was arrested and jailed in Tihar Jail. He signed the historic bonus agreement on 14.3.1980 as Leader Staff Side, JCM on behalf of NFPTE. He was dismissed from service once, suspended twice and retired compulsorily once for trade union activities. He was a a very effective orator in many languages including Tamil, English and Hindi.
After retirement he wrote several books. In fact, he continued to write till his death at the age of 96. He could not think of taking rest without any work. Some of his books like Islam and India, and Dalits of India and Obamas of America were very widely read and appreciated.On his 100th birth anniversary on 7.001-2021we pay our tribute by holding meetings in his memory.
1.2021 we pay rich tributes to him.