Punjab

Now 4-day national conference of All India Kisan Sabha at Hisar

October 02, 2017 12:15 AM
  • Jalandhar, October  01, 2017: At a joint Press  Conference by Krishna Prashad,Treasurer of All India Treasury of Kisan Sabha and Reception Committee General Secretary Inderjit  Singh The central focus of 34th National Conference of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) to be held at Hisar from 3 to 6 October will be to build a united movement of farmers in the wake of deepening agrarian crisis across the country and mounting anger of peasantry.

    In a Press Release  issued here to  media persons today the All India Treasurer of Kisan Sabha Krishna Prasad and reception committee General Secretary Inderjit Singh said that that the Prime Minister was talking of doubling the income of farmers but according to ground growth in agriculture sector his further declined and rates of the farmers produce were also not increasing.

    Activists of Kisan Sabha and trade union are round the clock busy to mobilize farmers and workers for the rally to be held on 3rd October. It will be addressed among others by Manik Sarkar, popular among the people as the poorest chief minister of the country who is famous for drawing a salary of merely Rs. 5000 per month. He was recently in the news for a bizarre reason. His independence day speech was blocked to be aired by Doordarshan and All India Radio for containing reference pertaining to failures of the ruling class in various spheres. He was asked to make a change in the text of his speech which he declined.Organisers claim the rally will be unique in respect of displaying Peasant worker alliance in practice as well as one of the largest in Haryana in recent years in terms of participation. Latest success of the Kisan agitation in neighboring Rajasthan led by AIKS National President Comrade Amra Ram has proved a shot in the arm to the rally organizers. The two-week long agitation by Rajasthan farmers registered a big victory following a written agreement on September 13 accepting some major demands including loan waiver up to Rs. 50,000, cancellation of interest on loans, lifting of restriction on cattle trade, procurement guarantee for groundnut, pulses, onion etc., Rs. 2000 per month pension for old age farmers and agriculture workers etc.

    800 delegates including some top-level economists and farm scientists will undertake a serious in-depth analysis of the fast deteriorating agrarian scenario resulting into mounting anger among the distressed peasantry that is finding expression in the eruption of agitations in various states across the country. The delegates taking part in the conference belong to 25 states of India including Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar islands. According to information so far received two delegates from a farmers organization of France will also attend the conference.

    Traditional folk culture will be on display in the rally by the narration of farmers plight through Ahlo recitation a popular form of song in Haryana and also ‘Been ka Lahra’ a classical instrumental music of snake charmers. Cultural Sub-Committee has also planned a cultural programme on 4 October for the delegates and general public near the Panchayat Bhawan which is the venue for the conference sessions named as Harikishan Singh Surjeet Nagar, after the legendary freedom fighter who led the All India Kisan Sabha for a long time in various key positions.

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