(A clarion call for human unity and harmony against terrorism, communalism, regional-linguistic hatred, castism and violence)
21-22 February 2009; Jalgaon, Maharashtra
You too must be feeling that we are passing through an extremely dangerous period. While economic and political crisis is deepening, brazen attacks are taking place even on human relations. All the different types of identities are being pitted against each other; creating hatred against each other and making them feel that the other is the enemy. The forces, motivated by their narrow interests to dominate socially, economically and politically, are throwing up sentimental and fanatical slogans and causing genocide and plunder, calling it people's spontaneous outburst. These forces are playing havoc with nothing controlling them. Even the governments are providing them direct or indirect support by their neutral stance or incapacity.
These power-hungry, profit-oriented and man-eater forces are creating and spreading an atmosphere of distrust and terror. All the human forces need to unite against these conspiracies to crush all human sensitivities and feelings, and launch a campaign to create trust and courage to confront the marauding forces. A cultural campaign has to be launched in favour of positive values like love, goodwill, co-existence, equality and justice. A resolved and organised national might has to be evolved.
With this very motto, a convention, Manaviya Ekta Sammelan, was organised on 17-18 January 2009 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The convention was successful in making a good beginning. 150 persons from 11 states of India participated in it. After in-depth discussions on the issue, there was a unanimous opinion built that this process has to be carried on to evolve a concrete programme of action to confront the dark forces and pave way for greater human unity. A 28 member committee was constituted for this task. An immediate programme was to organise programmes on 30 January, the day of Mahatma Gandhi's martyrdom, in as many places as possible, with the objective of human unity. Activists in different places will decide the form of the programmes appropriate for the place.
Further to this, as decided earlier, similar convention is being organised at Jalgaon, Maharashtra on 21-22 February 2009, of course with the wisdom gained in the Bhubaneswar convention,. You are cordially invited to the convention in order to strengthen the efforts for the avowed objective.
Venue of convention: Gunjan Mangal Karyalay, Sirsauli Road, Jalgaon
(Jalgaon railway station is located on Nagpur-Mumbai route about 20 kilometers towards Mumbai after Bhusaval. The venue of the convention can be reached by autorikshaw Rs 50 for reserve auto and Rs 10 by shared auto)
Local contact: Vasanti Dighe 09823376755;Gyanendra Kumar - 9422866223
Please do come as a spokesperson of human fellowship.
(member, National Executive, Jasva)(MaharashtraState Convenor, Jasva)
Arvind AnjumKrishna Murari
(member, National Executive, Jasva)(Jasva, Bihar)
(Covenor, National Executive, Jasva)(Asst.Convenor, National Executive, Jasva)