Sunday, November 11, 2012

Revolutionary Tribute to Com. Samar Mukherjee in His Birth Centenary

He was born exactly 4 years back from the occurrence of the Great October Revolution in Russia in the year 1917. He has devoted his whole life for the cause of Socialist revolution in India, for the cause of the workers and peasants and the cause of the deprived people of the country as a whole. He has travelled 100 years of journey of his life after crossing the long path of revolutionary tradition and its legacy. Comrade Jyoti Basu described him as ‘The God’s Own man’ because of his perfection in all respect of life and work. He is none other than Comrade Samar Mukherjee, The Living History of the Communist and Left Movement in India. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) West Bengal State Committee has paid a revolutionary tribute to this living legend on the very special occasion of his birth centenary on 7th November 2012 at a program held in Dilkhusha Street Party Commune. Comrade Samar Mukherjee was born on 7th November 1913 participated actively in freedom struggle and became member of Pradesh Congress Committee during. Later being attracted to the Communist Ideologies he became a member of Communist Party in 1940. Since then he remained Polit Bureau member of the party, Chairman, Central Control Commission, party leader in the Parliament, and General Secretary CITU etc. He still remains an invitee member to the party Central Committee.

While conveying his message in the meeting Comrade Prakash Karat, The General Secretary of the Party has remembered those words of comrade Jyoti Basu about Comrade Samar Mukherjee. Comrade Prakash Karat said that he first met comrade Samar Mukherjee in the year 1971 when he used to work at Party’s Parliamentary office and Comrade A. K. Gopalan was the then leader of the party in Lok Sabha and Comrade Mukherjee was then deputy leader in Lok Sabha. Comrade Samar Mukherjee has created an example of sincerity and dedication throughout his political life. He joined India’s Struggle for Independence as a student and he became a member of the Communist Party in the year 1940. Since then his life is being dedicated to the Communist Movement of the Country. He played an important role to build up the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the year 1964 and Centre for Indian Trade Unions.

By remembering one of his dedications towards the party comrade Karat said that Comrade Samar Mukherjee used to save his money for the party and he used to come to the party office and donate that money for the Party. He never used to spend money for his own cause. This is one of the examples of the revolutionary practices of Comrade Samar Mukherjee. Comrade Karat also recalled the role of comrade Mukherjee to protect the civil liberties at the time of emergency. His faith and conviction towards Marxism and Leninism remained the same after Soviet Union was dismantled. Comrade Karat wished Comrade Samar Mukherjee to spend many more years among his comrades to give them inspiration, courage and to give them opportunity to learn from his revolutionary path. Comrade Biman Basu, the Secretary of the Party’ recalled the journey of comrade Samar Mukherjee from a freedom fighter to a leader of the Communist Movement of India. He said that Comrade Samar Mukherjee was one of the architects of Refugee Movement in West Bengal and also the one of the makers of historical railway strike in the year 1974. Among the other the Forward Block Leader Comrade Ashoke Ghosh addressed the gathering. 7th November 2012 is a significant day not only in the history of the Communist Movement but for the Left movement as a whole.

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