23rd March – Anti imperialism day
The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch yesterday decided to observe the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru and revolutionary poet Pash as anti-imperialism day on March 23 at the Punjabi Bhavan at 2.30pm.
Dr Sucha Singh Gill, an eminent economist and political analyst, will deliberate on “Relevance of the Philosophy of the Great Revolutionaries” in the present Indian context.
Speaking to mediapersons Prof A.K. Maleri, and Mr Jaswant Zirakh, president and general secretary of the manch, said that poverty, illiteracy, hunger and disease and the increasing gap between rich and poor were the outcome of the policies pursued by the ruling classes of India at the behest of the World Bank, and other Imperialist powers.
The two leaders further said that the manch was committed to take the message of the great revolutionaries to the new generations by organising cultural activities and holding seminars and conferences.
A small booklet in Hindi ‘Why I am an atheist’ would also be released on the occasion. An exhibition of the great warriors of the Gadhar Movement would also be displayed on the occasion.
(As reported in The Tribune dated 23.03.2005)