The globalisation policies being pursued by the government to satisfy the MNCs are displacing tribal people from the forests, farmers and farm labour from the fields, fishermen from the coast, according to the Arunodaya Samskrutika Samakhya.
The cultural troupe of Arunodaya presented songs at the Visakhapatnam Public Library on Wednesday to highlight the plight of the poor due to the lopsided policies, as a run up to the release of a CD on the voices of dissent against destructive development to be held at Kalabharathi on May 26.
The cultural troupe is creating awareness among the general public through its song and dance campaign all over the State against destructive development.
The troupe is also educating the public on the false propaganda being undertaken by the government against people’s movement against destructive development and the attempts to stifle their voices.
IFTU national general secretary B. Pradeep, editor of ‘Samadrishti’ (Odiya) Sudheer Patnaik, POW State president Vindhya, Arunodaya State general secretary K. Rama Rao, State president Naganna, revolutionary writer Chalasani Prasad and ‘Maa Bhoomi’ director Narasinga Rao would attend the CD release function.
The Arunodaya leaders also demanded take over of the nearly 100-year-old house of Mahakavi Gurajada by the government and converting it into a memorial in honour of the great poet.