(23rd March, 2005 - 28th September, 2008)
We make a call to the youth of this country to build a nation which Bhagat Singh and his comrades had visualised and we invite you to fulfill their dream of emancipating the masses. Trust our commitment and determination and join us in this campaign.
It has been 76 years since the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh and his comrades. The three years between 23 March 2005 and 28 September 2008 have a great historical importance as this period will mark the birth centenary years of many revolutionaries of that generation. History is knocking at our doors once again. Should we let this country remain to be a tragic picture of the shattered dreams of these revolutionaries? Will the youth of this country be mere spectators, will they keep crawling like boneless creatures making compromises at each step to attain their selfish goals. Will they accept the burden of a handful of exploiters over the overwhelming majority which is the real producer of the wealth of this nation, and will they accept to be mere pawns of this or that political party?
Will our country remain to be the open hunting ground of national and international capital while we pretend to keep our eyes closed?
We believe that there is no lack of courageous youth who will take up the struggle against this realm of injustice and insanity. What is needed is a courageous proactive step for a new beginning. It is for this initiative that we call upon all the youth of this country.
The 75th martyrdom year of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru began from March 2005. This was also the 75th year of martyrdom of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthy who not only provided shelter to the revolutionaries but was also the editor of revolutionary newspaper like "Pratap". 13th September 2005 was the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of revolutionary Yatindra Nath Das while the 75th year of martyrdom of Chandrashekhar Azad was on 27th February 2006 and his birth centenary year started from 23rd July 2006. 18th April 2005 year was the 75th anniversary of Chatgaon revolt. February 2006, was the 60th anniversary of the courageous Navy revolt and May 2007 will mark the 150 years of the First War of Indian Independence. The birth centenary year of Bhagat Singh will commence from 28th September 2006 which will end in September 2008. This is a great opportunity for the youth of this country to recall and realize their historical responsibility.
Friends, we are committed to make these three years from 23rd March 2005 till 28th September 2008 the historical years of revolutionary renaissance by the medium of Smriti Sankalp Yatras. These yatras will take the message of a new revolution to each heart in all corners of the country. We call upon you to be a part of this campaign.
The whole country knows about the bravery and sacrifice of Bhagat Singh. But a large number of educated youth do not know how enlightened and farsighted this courageous young man was who laid down his life cheerfully at the young age of 23.
This is a great misfortune of the masses and is result of the conspiracy of the rulers. Now it is our responsibility to take the ideas of Bhagat Singh and his comrades to the people, derive inspiration from them and to set forth the direction of a new revolution by understanding the prevailing conditions of the country and society in the light of their ideas and to march ahead with determination in the direction shown by them.
Bhagat Singh and his comrades have repeatedly and clearly stressed in their articles, letters, pamphlets that their aim was not only the elimination of colonial slavery of British imperialism, but that their struggle was a link in the long historical struggle against imperialism and Indian capitalism. They alerted even at that time that the congress was misusing the power of the people to transfer the reins of the country into the hands of the Indian capitalists and its struggle will culminate into a form of compromise with imperialism. They clarified that the aim of the revolution was to attain the freedom and democracy not for 10 percent rich but for the 90 percent population which belongs to the working class and that their wish was to eliminate capitalism too after imperialism-feudalism and to establish a system in which the production, administration and society is under the control of the working class.
This dream of the revolutionaries could not be fulfilled. After the betrayal of independence more than half a century has passed under the burden of the autocratic rule of the Indian capitalist class aligned with world imperialism. All the treachery in the name of freedom and democracy has now been exposed. In contrast to the luxurious life of a few exploiters the life of a vast majority of common public is sunk into the sea of darkness and despair. The dirty face of all electoral capitalist parties along with the pseudo leftist parties has been revealed. Now there is only one way. There is only one alternative. We will have to take the path shown by Bhagat Singh. Therefore we call upon the youth of the nation:
"Listen to the words of Bhagat Singh,
Take the path of a new revolution!!!"
The ideas of Bhagat Singh are showing us the path. The need is to form revolutionary organizations of students and youth in colleges/universities in all villages, towns and cities. They need to be restrained from falling pawns to the tricks of electoral jugglers. After this, as Bhagat Singh wrote to the youth from his cell, students and youth will have to reach the laborers in the factories and slums and the huts in the villages and organize the working masses. This is the message that we want to take to every soul.
Friends, if we just sit down and think then every path looks difficult. The difficulties of the path can only be cleared after we start our journey. The dream of Bhagat Singh and his comrades is staring into our eyes like a burning question. Their heritage is challenging and future is beckoning us. The youth and an alive nation can not ignore it. To prepare for a new revolution, to spread the message of a new revolutionary renaissance we make a call to all of you.
With revolutionary greetings,
- Naujavan Bharat Sabha
- Disha Student's Organization
During these three years of Smriti Sankalp Yatra
Ø Mobile teams of revolutionary students-youth will try to reach maximum possible parts of the country traveling through villages and towns. They will spread the message of a new revolution among student-youth and common public throughout the country and will call upon them to unite and form new revolutionary student and youth organizations
Ø These mobile teams will call upon the working masses to break away from all electoral capitalist and leftist parties and trade unions and unite and organize themselves for revolutionary mass struggle.
Ø The formation of revolutionary organizations of students and youth in colleges-universities shall be done side by side.
Ø Willing youth shall be inducted to form more and more mobile squads.
Ø The mobile teams shall be accompanied with mobile cultural squads.
Ø With the cooperation of the people sympathizing with this campaign apart from the expenditure of the teams the revolutionary literature of Bhagat Singh and his comrades shall be published and distributed. Along with this literature dealing with revolutionary ideas, revolutionary history and the reasons of the present miserable condition of the country shall also be distributed. Rahul Foundation, Parikalpana Prakashan, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yadgari Prakashan and Dastak Prakashan will be our partners.
Ø On this auspicious occasion posters, calendars, cards, diaries and other memorabilia shall also be published and distributed.
Ø Seminars will be organized in educational institutes and intellectual and cultural centers.
Ø To fulfill the goals of Smriti Sankalp Yatra other programs may be undertaken based on valuable suggestions.
To participate or co-operate in the Smriti Sankalp Yatra you can contact in person or write to any of these co-ordination centers:
1. B-100, Mukund Vihar, Karawal Nagar, Delhi-110094 (main co-ordination center) Phone: (011) 65976788
2. Room N0. 3, A-67, Christian Colony, Near Patel Chest Instt. Delhi University North Campus
3. D-68, Niralanagar, Lucknow-226020, Phone: (0522) 27867782
4. 16/6, Vadyambari Housing Scheme, Allapur, Allahabad. Phone: 0941564383
5. Sanskriti Kutir, Kalyanpur, Gorakhpur-273001, Phone: (0551) 241922
6. Noida: 09211273360
7. Ghaziabad: 09891993332
7. Dr. Doodhnath, Jangan Homeo Sewa Sadan, Maryadpur, U.P.
8. Ajaypal, Ludhiana, Phone: 09888655663/09888841568
Email: 1) smriti_sankalp@ yahoo.com
Website: www.smritisankalp.org (under construction)