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CPI celebrates 80th anniversary; Visalandhra lauded for organizing special exhibition

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City party secretary K. Sekhar Babu, leaders distribute fruits to mark the occasion


  • T. Venkateswara Rao lauds the book house for organizing the exhibition
  • Books at special exhibition available at 10 to 50 per cent less than actual price
  • Dasari Nagabhushana Rao hoists the party flag



    ALL FOR THE POOR: Mayor Tadi Sakuntala distributes bread and fruits at Government General Hospital on the occasion of CPI's 80th anniversary in Vijayawada on Monday. Party's city secretary K Sekhar Babu and MLA Nazar Vali are also seen. PHOTO: CH. V IJAYA BHASKAR

    VIJAYAWADA: The Communist Party of India (CPI) celebrated its 80th anniversary here on Monday. City Mayor Tadi Sakuntala, secretary of the city party unit K. Sekhar Babu and other party leaders distributed fruits at Government General Hospital, Nirmal Hriday and Nirmal Shishu Bhavan marking the occasion.

    A special book exhibition, organized by the Visalandhra Book House, was inaugurated by former mayor T. Venkateswara Rao. He lauded the book house for organizing the exhibition in connection with the anniversary. He said that the book house was making rapid strides in providing knowledge to people at reasonable prices. He underscored the need for the setting up of more outlets of the book house. He also hailed the services being rendered by the Visalandhra Publishing House (VPH) in bringing out useful books.

    Special exhibition

    Book house manager V. Kanaka Rao said that some books at the special exhibition were available at 10 to 50 per cent less than the actual price. The book exhibition would continue till January 7. New books on literature and those which were helpful to unemployed youth were also put on the show.

    Former MP and party leader Dasari Nagabhushana Rao hoisted the party flag on the premises of Visalandhra newspaper office. He urged the staff to rededicate themselves to the cause of socialism and make their journalistic effort in achieving the goal.

    Cause of people

    The party was championing the cause of people, despite several trials and tribulations.

    Mr. Venkateswara Rao recalled the sweet memories when he was associated with the newspaper. He also called upon the staff to work with renewed commitment to achieve socialism in a scientific manner.

    Former editor Parakala Pattabhirama Rao underscored the need to digitize all Visalandhra papers published so far.

    Laying emphasis on the need for all Communist parties to unite to establish socialism, he appealed to journalists of Visalandhra to strive hard to develop alternative journalism.

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