Sunday, April 10, 2011

Successful Campaign to Protect LIC

As per the decision  taken in the diamond jubilee year conference of AIIEA which was held in New Delhi in November, a wide campaign was undertaken  by the Insurance corporation employees’ union, Chennai division-I. After the decision to campaign was announced in the divisional executive committee there was widespread enthusiasm  among the comrades of the division.  The divisional executive committee decided to have a short and effective campaign. So the dates were decided as March 11-16, 2011. The campaign material was released by Sri.M.R.Kumar  Zonal Manager In charge, southern zone at a massive gathering of employees, officers, agents, development officers and policy holders on 11.3.2011. The Senior Divisional Manager of Chennai division-I Sri.M.Kannan was present. The Zonal Manager was in all praise of AIIEA for undertaking the campaign. First copy of the phamplet was received by Sri.Sridhara , Branch Manager, Corporation Bank, Anna Salai. The Sr.D.M greeted the meeting and praised the effort of  our union in protecting the LIC. Com.K.Swaminathan., GS,SZIEF greeted the meeting. Com.G.Jayaraman, president of divisional union presided  Com.K. Sridhar, Treasurer welcomed the gathering and Com.S.Ramesh Kumar GS,ICEU proposed vote of thanks. More than one lakh phamplets was distributed in the Chennai division area. 322 comrades participated in the distribution at 17 centres in Chennai after 5.00 p.m. out of which 156 were women comrades. Apart from our comrades around 80 agents also participated in the campaign. Around 30 agents from CBO.6 and around 30 agents from CBO.30 also participated. Officers of the various branches also participated in the campaign. Apart from these all branch units have also distributed the phamplets  during the lunch hour. Apart from these phamplets distribution, two well attended public meetings were held. One meeting was held on 14.3.2011 at Triplicane and campaign closing public meeting was held at MGR Nagar. Many women comrades attended the public meeting along with the general public. Com.S.Ramesh Kumar GS, ICEU, Chennai division-I and Com.L.Palaniappan and leaders from other faternal trade union addressed gatehering at Triplicane. In the MGR nagar meeting Com.G.Jayaraman presided and com.K.Swaminathan GS,SZIEF gave special address and other faternal trade union leaders also addressed. An art troupe of our comrades ComC.M.Kumar and Com.B.S.Ravi kumar performed skit at both the meetings. This campaign was the third such massive campaign undertaken by the ICEU, Chennai Division.I.

S.Ramesh Kumar
General Secretary.
ICEU, Chennai Division.I.

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