Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gujarath Files Book releasing function author Ranna Ayub Speaks.

Photos of Relief work at Guindy Labour colony school on 15.8.2016

21st Divisional Women convention photos.



As part of the observance of the 66th Formation Day of AIIEA, which fell on July 1, 2016, a special Camp was organized by the ICEU, Chennai Division-1, exclusively for the women comrades in the Union Office premises on Saturday, the 2nd July, 2016. Dr. (Mrs.) Sunitha Prabhakar, Consultant Oncologist, MIOT Hospital, Chennai, was the Chief Guest. Com.S.Manjula, Convener, Women’s Sub-Committee of ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the Chief Guest and the women participants and also inaugurated the Camp. She observed that in the midst of pressing domestic functions, today’s women do not give priority to concerns regarding health. She also gave a brief description of the objectives of the Camp and appealed to the women comrades to closely follow what was presented to them by the doctor and get all their doubts clarified at the end.

Dr. Sunitha Prabhakar dealt with the causes of different types of Cancer, which affect the human beings at different ages. She disclosed that the formation of abnormal cells invade and damage any part of the body leading to the disease. The treatments for cancer included chemotherapy, radiology and surgery depending upon the stage of the dreaded disease. She said that the USA leads the countries in the number of cancerous women, followed by India. She suggested that women should take some precautions by involving themselves in physical activities like excercises, walking, etc. To be aware of body conditions, they should undergo regular check-ups with the doctors and do scanning once a year on reaching the age of 45. She exhorted the women comrades saying that they do have the capabilities to tide over the problems. At the end, she gave several clarifications to the doubts and questions raised by the audience.

Com…….Srividya, Asst. Treasurer, ICEU, presented the Chief Guest a Memento amidst cheerful hand claps by the women comrades present. Com.S.Manjula proposed a vote of thanks.

Pledge Taking on July 1, 2016
A day earlier, a gate meeting of employees was conducted in front of the LIC Building, Chennai. Com.R.Govindarajan, former Joint Secretary of AIIEA, addressing the meeting as a special guest, recalled that the AIIEA was formed on July 1, 1951 and the list of demands it formulated contained the demand for nationalization of the life insurance companies as the first and foremost item. The demand for nationalization materialized when the Government of India nationalized the private insurance companies and formed the public sector LIC on September 1, 1956. He said that whenever the LIC management offered wage rise imposing anti-labour conditions, the AIIEA launched struggles to safeguard the employees’ interests. He appealed to the comrades to strive for fulfilling the objectives of the mighty organization, the AIIEA, and make it more stronger to defeat the machinations of the government.
Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, administered a pledge to the gathering stressing the need for greater participation of the comrades in struggles to safeguard the LIC in the public sector, keeping in mind the attempts of the government to privatize the premier public sector institution.
Com. S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the gathering at the start of the meeting and also profusely thanked Com.R.Govindarajan and the participants at the end.

As part of an eventful celebration of the of the 70th Independence Day of the country by the Lions Club of GuindyLabour Colony High School located at Guindy, Chennai, the Insurance Corporation Employees’ Union (ICEU), Chennai Division-I, contributed for Rs.1.05 lakh to meet part of the charges for repairing the damages caused to the school buildings by the extensive havoc wrought by the last December floods. Lion Shri S.M.Sundaram, Dist. Convener, Lions Club, was the Chief Guest of the function, who besides distributing prizes and even cash to the students who performed excellently in various subjects and examinations, felicitated the leaders and members of the Lions Club present on the occasion, the leaders of the ICEU and some teaching staff of the school, in a brief address, advised the students to always keep in mind the guidance provided by the teachers which would make them come up in their lives. He also hoisted the National Flag, following which there was a March Past by the students.
Earlier, lion Shri Jeyakumar administered an oath to the audience and a minute’s silence was observed for ‘World Peace’. A welcome song was sung by the Headmistress and two of her colleagues. Lion Shri M.Gunasekaran, Correspondent of the school, welcomed the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and leaders, teachers, students and parents present.
The highlights of the celebrations were the speeches made in Tamil by some little girls without any notes, including one Ms.Amirthadevi whose mother tongue was not Tami and Ms.Anu, eulogizing the roles played by the immortals like Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Annie Besant, V.O.Chidambaram Pillai and other leaders in the freedom movement and a group of boys physically forming various types of Pyramids manually, which was lauded by the audience. Lion Shri Ramamuthy spoke greeting the students and the teachers.
The cheque for Rs.1.05 lakh was presented to the school authorities by Com.S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, who in his brief speech, referred to the protection given to the people by the LIC and the role of the All India Insurance Employees’ Association and its Units in social welfare activities, especially the relief measures undertaken for flood-affected students by presenting them Books, Note Books and other school implements. He praised the role of revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh and also explained the role of the government in the education sector, particularly in the Govt. Schools. Of the sum of Rs.1.05 lakh, Rs.55,000-00 was contributed with the help and efforts of Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU. Comrades G,Jayaraman, Joint Secretary and K.Sridhar, Treasurer respectively of ICEU, were present on the occasion.
While Shri M.Gnanasekaran Correspondent and Mrs.M.S.Shanthi Mary, the Headmistress of the school coordinated the multifarious activities of the day’s events, Lion Shri R.Elango and Mrs. K,Karpagam, an Assistant Teacher of the school, compered the programmes in an excellent manner. The school, which is run partly with financial help by the Lions Club and partly by the Government,  has 350 students and 12 teachers, but it appeared that the students, both boys and girls, were taught not only the lessons but were made specialists in various cultural activities.
Shri M.Chandrasekar, Secretary of the school, delivered a vote of thanks.

When one finds himself in the midst of children, he or she forgets everything including, hunger, thirst, tiredness, physical strain, etc. But being in the midst of songs, dances, speeches and cultural programmes by the little students and that too presented in an extra-ordinarily enjoyable manner, one is tended to forget himself as well.