From India News Network (INN)
New Delhi, July 12: Sitaram Yechury, Member, Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and member of Parliament has been invited to deliver the inaugural session of the Ghadar Party Centenary Celebrations organised by the Ghadar Memorial Foundation of America in San Francisco, US. The two-day celebrations will be held on 13th and 14th July 2013.
The CPI (M), which derives inspiration from the Ghadar movement and its heroic fighters, passed a resolution in its 20th Congress held in Kozhikode, Kerala, April 4-9, 2012, to observe the centenary of the Ghadar movement throughout the country.
Sitaram Yechury had written to the government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging upon the need for initiating the necessary steps for observing this important milestone in our freedom struggle. The government responded positively and released a postage stamp commemorating the Ghadar heroes. Upon a specific request made, the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, referred to the Ghadar movement in his Budget Speech 2013-2014 and promised: “to mark the centenary of the Ghadar movement, the Government will fund the conversion of the Ghadar Memorial in San Francisco into a museum and library”.
It is in this background that the celebrations in San Francisco are being observed in which Sitaram Yechury is participating along with the Indian diplomats, academics and other eminent dignitaries in the US.