The 12th State conference of the Democratic Youth Federation of India Kerala unit will be held at Alappuzha from Tuesday to Thursday.
Reception committee chairman G. Sudhakaran, MLA, hoisted the conference flag at the Town Hall on Monday to mark the start of proceedings of the conference.. The flag was brought to the town in procession from Karimulackal G. Bhuvaneswaran Martyr Memorial at Charummoodu in the district. The flag was brought from Koothuparamba Martyrs Memorial at Kannur.
O.N.V. Kurup, Jnanpith laureate, will inaugurate the conference. A total of 683 delegates from the 14 districts will participate in the conference. DYFI State president M. Swaraj will preside over the inaugural function. State secretary T.V. Rajesh, MLA, will present the report.
DYFI president M.B. Rajesh, MP, and general secretary Abhoy Mukherjee will participate.
A seminar on “Relevance of Left movements in 21st century” will be held from 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Pinarayi Vijayan, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will inaugurate the seminar. P.K. Chandranandan, veteran Communist leader and leader of the Punnapra struggle, will preside over the seminar. CPI State secretary Pannian Ravindran, the Revolutionary Socialist Party leader N.K. Premachandran, the Janata Dal(S) leader Mathew T. Thomas and the CPI(M) district secretary C.B. Chandrababu will participate.
The delegate meeting will continue on Wednesday, where young talent from various fields will be honoured. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M.A. Baby will inaugurate the meeting to honour talent. Mr. Sudhakaran will preside over the function.
One lakh youths will take out a rally to mark the conclusion of the conference on Thursday. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will inaugurate the valedictory meeting. The CPI(M) leaders Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and T.M. Thomas Isaac, MLAs, will speak.
The venues of the conference are EMS Stadium, Municipal Town Hall and Town Square.