Struggles of the Oppressed – Theory and Practice

BV Kakkilaya Centenary at Mangaluru at 4pm-6pm on Saturday, Aug 10, 2019
Discussion: Struggles of the Oppressed – Theory and Practice
Presentation: Prof. Anand Teltumbde, Reaction: Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar

Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar addressed the next session on ‘Struggles of the Oppressed – Theory and Practice’. In his presentation, Prof. Teltumbde highlighted the fact that the final goal of the theories and calls for action of Marx and Ambedkar, as well as Buddha, was to emancipate the oppressed and to create a humane societal order free of all kinds of exploitation, although the means suggested were different. He stated that in the Indian context, there cannot be any successful class struggle without the struggle against caste discrimination, and called upon all the forces that are fighting against oppression to unitedly fight against caste, class and gender based discrimination and exploitation so as to create a humane society. In his reaction, Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar explained the genesis of the slogan Jai Bheem Lal Salaam and called upon the youth to unite and devise strategies to fight against all kinds of exploitation. The session concluded with interaction with the audience.

Prof. Anand Teltumbde speaking on ‘Struggles of the Oppressed: Theory and Practice’

Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar responding to Prof. Anand Teltumbde

Sri Dinesh Amin Mattu honouring Prof. Anand Teltumbde

Photos: Yajna, Mangaluru

Video: Shenoy Video, Mangaluru