At the dawn of this millennium Dravida Peravai , the political party wedded to Periyarism-Annaism emerges as a front runner to uphold the legacy of the Dravidian movement. The agenda and actions of this year i.e. 2000 AD will speak for itself .
On the very first day of January 1 of 2000, 1856 cargo handling labourers and 64 staff were made Government Staff under Tuticurin Port Trust, in culmination of 18 year long demand. This was possible because Ministry of Surface Transport headed by Comrade Nitish Kumar Vide Notification no: PT-18011/3/98/PT had nominated N.Nandhivarman, V.V.D.Brammanandham, P.Kathirvel and Anton Gomez as Trustees of Tutucurin Port Trust. Immediately N.Nandhivarman took up the matter with the NDA led Union Government through NDA Convenor Comrade George Fernandes. Meanwhile Nitish Kumar was replaced by Rajnath Singh as Minister of Surface Transport. Yet 2000 Labourers were made Government staff with effect from 1.1.2000 and the above poster is a thanksgiving poster.
There are 668 registered political parties in the registers of the Election Commission of India. In this lists drawn alphabetically Dravida Peravai stands 217.As one among the very few active parties Dravida Peravai presents a balance sheet of its activities during the year 2000 AD
3.1.2000: Dravida Peravai, is indebted to Comrade George Fernandes for according this party associate party status in the Samata Party National Executive. In the National Executive of Samta Party held at Parliament Annexe on 25/26th April 1998 , N.Nandhivarman [Dravida Peravai],Brigadier T.Sailo [People’s Conference Mizoram],Mr.Vamuzo [Nagaland People’s Council] were admitted as Special Invitees and their respective parties associate parties of Samata Party. After the demise of Periyar and Aringnar Anna, Comrade George Fernandes remains the guiding spirit behind our actions and thoughts. Hence as a millennium gift Dravida Peravai launched the web site of Comrade George Fernandes titled as :
INTERNATIONAL TORCH BEARER OF SOCIALISM
11.1.2000: Dravida Peravai sought political asylum for the 17th KARMAPA. This was reported in front page of THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Further Dravida Peravai launched a web site in support of the cause of FREE TIBET. http://freetibet.jumppolitics.com http://members.rediff.com/annaist
UNIFORM SALES TAX: SUCCESS TO OUR STRATEGY
MAINSTREAM PARTIES FACE HUMILIATING DEFEAT :
The beginning of the movement
12.1.2000: 11 Political parties Memorandum to Lt. Governor of Pondicherry
Under the leadership of Dravida Peravai General Secretary N.Nandhivarman, MDMK, GKNC, CPI(M.L),Samata, RJD,Janata,Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam,BSP,Tamizhar Dravida Kazhagam, TamilNadu Marxiya Leniniya Katchi met the LT. GOVERNOR and presented a memorandum urging the introduction of Uniform Sales Tax ( Daily Thanthi, Dinamani, The New Indian Express, The Hindu, Dinamalar and Malai Malar reported this event)
13.1.2000: Leaders of 11 political parties under the leadership of Dravida Peravai General Secretary met the Union Minister of State for Textiles Mr. Ginjee. N.Ramachandiran and urged him to persuade the Central Government to speedily implement Uniform Sales Tax.(The New Indian Express and Daily Thanthi report)
13.1.2000: Street Corner Meetings: 11 parties conduct street corner meetings throughout Pondicherry region.(Dinamani and Malai Malar report)
20.1.2000: 11 parties headed by Dravida Peravai General Secretary met the Central team sent by the Union Finance Ministry at the Conference hall of the Secretariat. In fact these 11 parties described as PRO-UST parties met separately and other parties met at a different time.(Dinamalar, Daily Thanthi, Malai Malar report)
30.1.2000: JUNIOR VIKATAN, the leading Tamil bi-weekly in a report titled DELHI BEATS : PONDY WEEPS highlighted the interview given by Dravida Peravai General Secretary.
30.1.2000: In a seminar organized by the PONDICHERRY INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS AND CULTURE, Dravida Peravai General Secretary N.Nandhivarman presented a paper on the ENVIRO-HISTORY OF PONDICHERRY, which forewarns about the ecological disasters ahead for Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.
WE HAD A WEB SITE WHICH HAD LAPSED BUT IN THAT WEBSITE FOR ENTIRE 2000 DATEWISE OUR ACTIVITIES WERE RECORDED. BEING BLOG FOR SPACE RESTRAINT WE WILL REPRODUCE MONTH BY MONTH REPORT. THE ABOVE IS FOR JANUARY 2000