This major event in Tamilnadu, India, is expected to assemble farmers from all the South Indian States at Tanjavore to declare their "Right to a GM Free India".
It is being organised in support of the Coalition for a GM Free India by farmers, traders and consumer movements in Tamilnadu and supported by organisations from other states as well - see list at end.
Indian Farmers Day - Tanjavore - 23rd December 2006 Keep India GM Free Protect Farmers, Save the Country
We wish to invite you to the Indian Farmers Day Meeting at Tanjavore on 23rd December 2006. It is held at RAJ MAHAL THIRUMANA MANDAPAM, Tholkappiar Square, (Near Thomban Kudisai) Thanjavur. The Highlight of this days meeting is a Seminar, Public Rally and Public Meeting. The main issue being highlighted this year is the Genetically Modified Crops in our Fields and Food and why Farmers Traders and Consumers are coming together to say NO to GM crops and Keep India GM Free. This is being jointly organised by Farmers, Traders and Consumers and supported by various organisations in South India and other states as well.
You are invited to join the Days celebrations. Please do inform us as to how many people would be coming, so that we can make arrangement for your accomodation, if required.
Usha (Thanal-Kerala) : (0) 94470-22775
Jayaraman (FEDCOT-Tamilnadu) - (0) 94433 20954 Murali (TOAM-Tamilnadu) - (0) 94425 31699
Please call to confirm your participation and support. The detailed invite and agenda is [below].
with warm regards
For the organisers
Sir / Madam,
Tamil Nadu Farmers, members of FEDCOT (Federation of Consumer Organisation Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry) and representatives of Tamil Nadu Traders Federation joint hands together to celebrate the National Farmer's Day on 23rd December in Thanjavur, 'the granary of South India'. Social activists and leaders of farmers' organisations from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Pondicherry are to participate in the historic event. The members of farmers' organisations irrespective of their political affiliations are to meet in the mammoth programme and give a clarion call to protect the interests of farmers, traders and consumers of the country.
Sri. G. Nammalwar, President, Tamil Nadu Organic Agriculturist Movement, the doyen of the organic farmers movement presides.
Sri. T. Vellaiyan, President Tamil Nadu Traders Federation inaugurates.
Dr. Devinder Sharma, Director, Centre for Food Security and Biotechnology delivers the keynote address.
Prof. P. Duraisingam, Chairman, Consumer Co-ordination Council, New Delhi gives the special address.
The programmes are to be held as per the agenda overleaf and we solicit your earnest presence to strengthen the solidarity of the farmers in the country and ensure poison free, chemical free nutritious food to all.
Let us protect the farmers, stop G.M. crops in our fields and food and save the country.
National Farmers Day
Seminar, Rally & Public Meeting
by Farmers, Traders & Consumers
Welcome : Sri. K.K.R. Lenin,
General Secretary, TNOFM.
Special Address : Sri. V. Durai Manikkam, State Sec., Tamil Nadu Farmers Association,CPI.
Sri. G. Neelamegam,
State Secretary, Tamil Nadu Farmers Assoiciation,CPM.
Sri. P. Maniarasan,
General Secretary, Tamil Desa Pothuudamai Katchi Sri. Pon. Kaliamurthy, District Secretary, Farmers Wing. DMK Sri. Nanjil. K. Varadharajan, District President, Farmers Wing,INC Sri. T.K. Samyyappan District Secretary, Farmers Wing, AIADMK.
Sri. J. Sivakumar,
Thanjavur District Organiser, BJP
Sri. N. Nachiappan,
District Secretary, Farmers Wing, MDMK
Sri. G.Sankar, District President , DMDK Felicitations : Sri. Sidharthan, Advocate, Thanjavur.
Sri. Pandian, Advocate, Thanjavur
Sri. R. Selvam, President, TNOFM, Erode.
Fedaration of Farmers Association, Thanjavur Sri.Kezvelur. S.Dhanabal, Fedaration of Formers Association, Nagai Sri. Kasinathan, Tamil Desa Pothuudamai Katchi Sri. V. Ramadas President, TNOFM, Thiruvarur.
Sri. Daniel Kumaran, TNOFM.
Vote of Thanks : Sri. D. Periyanayakasamy, Secretary, TNOFM, Erode.
v Zero Waste Centre, Kovalam, Trivandrum.
v Organic Bazaar, Trivandrum.
v Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security, New Delhi.
v Shetkari Sanghatana, Vidharbha.
v Endosulfan Spray Protest Action Committee, Kasaragod.
v Nagarika Seva Trust, Guruvayankere, Karnataka.
v Society for Equitable Voluntary Action, West Bengal.
v Living Farms, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
v Wyanad Paddy Collective, Wyanad.
v National Farmers Protection Samithi, Palakkad.
v Periyar Malineekarana Virudha Samithi, Eloor, Kochi.
v Keraleeyam, Thrissur.
v Sthrainatha, Andhra Pradesh.
v Magosan Farm, Karnataka.
v Centre for Handloom Information and Policy, Chirala, Andhrapradesh.
v Kheti Viraasat Mission, Punjab.
v Centre Field, Auroville, Pondicherry.
v Centre for Contemporary Studies, Lucknow.
v "Thread", Jatani, Orissa.
v National Agriculturists Awareness Movement, Chennai.
v Federation of Consumer Organization , Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry (356 Council member) v Human Right Foundation, Chennai.
v Coastal Action Network, T.N.
v Indian Institute of Development Trust, Tanjore.
v Tamil Nadu Rural Reconstruction Movement, Ramnad.
v Social Education Economical Development, Virudhunagar.
v Waves Foundation, Thiruvarur.
v Rural Organization for Social Education, Pudukkottai.
v Thiruvarur District Fishservice Labour Union.
v Bharathi Women Development Society, Thiruvarur.
v Tamilnadu Women’s Collective
v MALAR, Kanyakumari
Ever in the interest of farmers
TN Organic Agriculturist Movement
Thanal - Kerala.
Create - Tamilnadu
Seva Trust - Chennai
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture-Hyderabad