Abhijeet Tamhane, Loksatta
Nanded : A two-day program was held on Saturday and Sunday to strengthen the belief that today’s Dalit youth politics will be different from that of all established Dalit parties and to recognize the importance of study, higher education and institution building as much as the difficult. These two days, which taught the youth the essence of the Panther movement, became the youth of that movement also in the fifties!
The event was a great occasion for the Dalit Panther Golden Jubilee, which showcased Vidnoha’s leadership half a century ago. One of the founders of this organization is J. vs. Pawar, along with Henry Gaddy, Michael McCarthy, and Pvt. Jacobi Williams’ involvement was the draw. Dubbed “Blue Pride Carnival,” the event featured four seminars as well as individual skits, poetry readings, and rap music each day.
At the opening session, while shouting ‘Don’t think Dalit Panther is a movement that has ended, because the movement never ends’; The next move will not forget the exploited even if it leads to prosperity, appealed Suraj Engade, an active scholar of African Dalit movements. Suraj pointed out that the wounds inflicted by the system in crushing the Panther revolt should not occur now that the workers’ houses were destroyed. Most of the young listeners applauded when Suraj said: ‘Children, our world is on the move. Without expressing disapproval. against Pawar said the Panthers were willing to accept even death. He recalled that three or three thousand activists and activists came together in a single message and maintained their values despite being uneducated.
Henry Gaddis, the greatest of the American speakers, explained how the movement flourished at the time and how, due to systematic changes, the current movement has stopped growing in the same way. Michael McCarthy and the soldier. Jacobi said that we are all fighting against exploitation in our own province, but that the neo-colonial system that drives this exploitation today will have to be fought with the same weapons. Suraj Angade decided to hold an international seminar for scholars of Dalit exploited movements in Nanded every year to weave a global network. He also mentioned the idea of mounting a move file on Nanded.
Feelings of resentment and frustration towards Dalit politicians today. Speakers such as Pawar, Rahul Sonippale and the poet-communicator Nitin Chandanshive also spoke against. Sonippale, head of the JNU alumni delegation, cited the example of Sangh Parivar and argued that social and political organization could not survive without institution building. As long as Marathas, Jats or Patidars blow up, how can they be ‘Bahujan’, he also asked; But he got an answer from the poet Chandanshive. “Our movement is for the emancipation of human beings, so people must continue to unite in faith,” Chandanshive said in a poem and in a dialogue with the audience.
Question from Indira Athavale
“I don’t want Panther again, but I want that bravery,” said Indira Athavale, a Dalit Panther scholar. ‘Prosperity is needed, but will you use all your strength for that? His call was against the injustice that has to be done today and against his own brothers if they side with the exploiters. ‘The emphasis in educational policy on skills development is also a conspiracy against the masses. How can the expectation that we only be skilled workers be different from that of the British who brought English education as ‘Babu Pahijeet’? she asked her. At the same seminar, journalist/filmmaker Vaibhav Chhaya said: ‘How long will you continue to do critical politics? Now let’s change the way we move, let’s change the ‘form’,’ he appealed.
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