Staff Reporter

Bardhan to inaugurate meeting today

Youth rally today

Cultural meet held

Thrissur: The five-day State conference of the All-India Youth Federation began at the K.P. Prabhakaran Nagar here on Saturday. Various processions carrying flag, banners and torchlight reached the conference venue by the evening. Processions from 18 martyrs' memorials in the district also concluded at the Thekkinkadu Maidan.

Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran received the flag and All-India Youth Federation State president V.S. Sunilkumar, MLA, hoisted it.

A youth rally will be taken out from the Sakthan Thampuran Bus stand on Sunday. CPI General Secretary A.B. Bardhan will inaugurate the public meeting at the student's corner in the evening. The delegates' session of the conference on Monday will be inaugurated by CPI State secretary Veliyam Bhargavan.

A cultural meeting held here on Saturday evening in connection with the meet expressed solidarity with Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast-unto-death demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Manipur. Music programmes and screening of short films were also held.