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Milestone:Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurating the valedictory of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the ‘Kozhencherry speech' by freedom fighter C. Kesavan in Kozhencherry on Friday.
Milestone:Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurating the valedictory of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the ‘Kozhencherry speech' by freedom fighter C. Kesavan in Kozhencherry on Friday.

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‘Kozhencherry address' to be made part of curriculum: Baby

PATHANAMTHITTA: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has said a policy upholding the interests of the working class, farmers and the middle-class above all the interests of religion and caste is the need of modern times.

Mr. Achuthanandan was inaugurating the valedictory of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the historic ‘Kozhencherry speech' made by freedom fighter C. Kesavan, in Kozhencherry town on Friday afternoon. He said Kesavan's public address was a progressive one and it had been regarded as a milestone in the State's social reformation process.

“What is needed today is a human unity, above all religious and caste differences, for protecting the interests of the farming community, working class and the middle class sections of society,'' Mr. Achuthanandan said.

The Chief Minister said Kesavan had fought for social justice, freedom and equality in terms of various rights of people. He also stood in the forefront of agitations against the evil social practices prevailed during his time and denial of education to backward sections of society.

He said reformists like Kesavan had played a key role in bringing an end to many social discriminations and evils once prevailed in the State. However, the reformists who had fought for social justice too had joined hands with the forces that had toppled the State's first democratically elected Communist government led by E.M. Sankaran Namboodiripad that had introduced many progressive reforms aimed at ensuring social justice to all, he said.

Minister for Education and Culture M.A. Baby presided over the meeting. He said Kesavan's historic `Kozhencherry address' would be made part of school curriculum.

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