THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city is all set to welcome the Long March jointly undertaken by the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) and the All India Students Federation (AISF) of the CPI on Saturday to protest against the anti-people policies of the NDA Government at the Centre.
The march will be taken out with the motto ‘Save India; change India’. It will be flagged off by CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy at Kanyakumari on Saturday. AIYF all-India general secretary R Thirumalai, president Afthab Alamkhan, AISF general secretary Viswajith Kumar and president Syed Valiyulla Khadari will lead the march.
The march will be given a welcome at Injivila near Kaliyikkavila along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border at 3 pm. CPI leaders, along with leaders of the party’s mass organisations, will attend the reception. There will be a reception at Putharikandam maidan in Thiruvananthapuram at 5 pm. JNU students’ union former chairman Kanhaiya Kumar will address the march.
CPI state chief Kanam Rajendran, national executive member K E Ismail, national council member C Divakaran, AIYF state secretary Mahesh Kakkath, president R Sajilal, AISF state president V Vinil and secretary Subhesh Sudhakaran will address the gathering.
The CPI and its mass organisations have planned a slew of measures to make the march a big success. It is being organised with the demand - employment and education for all. The march will conclude in Punjab on September 12.