Thiruvananthapuram : The CPI State Conference(Sammelanam) began Saturday morning. State Executive member C Divakaran hoisted flag at Sammelanam venue of Vellimam Bhargavan Nagar in Tagore Theatre. This was followed by the traditional floral tributes at martyrs column. Kanam Rajendran received the deepashika(lantern) brought by women’s group, led by Mahila General Secretary P Vasantham, for installation at the venue. The pothu Sammelanam(public meeting) took off inaugurated by CPI General Secretary D Raja.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Tamil Nadu counterpart MK Stailin will speak at the conference this evening on “Federalism and State Relations”.
Member of CPI National Secretariat Athulkumar Anjan will also speak this evening. The public conference will continue on 2nd and 3rd. The conference on “Gandhiji and Today’s India” will be inaugurated second day by Dr. Vandana Siva.