25th (Silver Jubilee) National Convention of BAMCEF at Nagpur
Posted by bamcef on September 30, 2008
25th National Convention
2008 – Nagpur
25th National Convention – A Time for Introspection
This year BAMCEF is holding its 25th (Silver Jubilee) National Convention. From the beginning BAMCEF had dedicated itself to the goal of social change, which our emancipator had laid down. Over the past three decades we had concentrated specifically on two aspects i.e. first, awakening the society on the issue concerning our condition – thereby exposing the conspiracy of Brahmanical System and second trying to organize all caste components who are the sufferers of social system. On both the fronts BAMCEF had succeeded to the extent that the power structure and Brahminism forces have acknowledged our existence as a pressure group of Phule-Ambedkarite movement. BAMCEF salutes the dedication, sacrifice and efforts of all its activists who had toiled to achieve this level. With this achievement one can certainly say that BAMCEF is going ahead in a right manner towards its pre defined objective.
Our impact on the power structure had compelled the Brahmanical forces to redesign their strategies so as to keep control over the social system. On the other hand BAMCEF had succeeded in motivating various caste components of Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj to release themselves from the grip of Brahmanical forces. Such process of action and counter action is bound to continue in more severe form in the days to come. To cope up with the changing situation we need to indentify and incorporate stronger inputs to design the strategies to combat Brahminism.
While trying to achieve the objective of social change, on one hand we had been exposing the conspiracies of Brahminical forces to awaken the masses and on the other trying to unite different caste components of 85% Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj. Our experience of past three decade revealed that the identity crisis is a major lacuna in keeping the Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj united. Hence to forge the homogenous unity amongst different castes we had rejuvenated Mulnivasi identity. Accepting the common identity can only be the means to march in the direction of achieving the objective of social change. Having made definite dent of Mulniwasi identity in the society, our enemy has also felt its impact to the extent that their identity and presence in this country has come under scrutiny.
Strengthening the Movement
It can be seen that in post Ambedkarite era, nobody had laid emphasis on building and strengthening the movement. All the Phule-Ambedkarite organizations which emerged were mainly out of reactive response. The speed with which society responded to the reactive issues had also calmed down with equal speed. Such response could not build the organization and unity in the society. Building the movement with such response will remain only a wishful thinking. On the other hand movement building process is very slow and the result cannot be seen immediately. Only its presence and impact can be felt, on power structure which can be observed in the society. Over past three decade BAMCEF has succeeded in training the human resources, dedicating and committing them towards the objective of social change and building the movement. BAMCEF had never diverted or diluted this objective. In the light of this background and on the eve of 25th National Convention, the activists of BAMCEF will be reaffirming its commitment in further strengthening Phule-Ambedkarite movement. We look forward for awakened response from the society.
Inputs To Achieve the Objective
The objective of social change is not small and simple. It was more difficult during the time our emancipators, who had led the movement. Their efforts, to the larger extent, had softened the constraints, which had spoilt the social system. But the challenges which are prevalent today, needs to be dealt with more determination and dedication. The situation becomes still more challenging because the counter revolutionary forces in the society are continuously watching our move and re-designing their strategies. The task therefore, in front of us is twofold: first to strive for achieving the objective of social change and second to understand the motives and moves of counter revolutionary forces operating in the system.
To handle both the tasks successfully one need to understand and estimate the amount and type of inputs we have to mobilize to sustain the movement. Trained human resources, financial resources, tapping human potential spread across the globe, aligning the young generation towards the movement, institutionalizing the ideology and awakening the masses for the cause all these aspects need to be evaluated not in terms of changing socio-economic situation and the means to deal with.
25th National convention at Nagpur
Holding the 25th National Convention is a milestone not only for BAMCEF organisation but is so for Phule-Ambedkarite movement. It indicates the consistency towards our commitment for social change for all this period. It is in this respect this becomes an historical event for Phule-Ambedkarite movement. On such occasion our feeling drives us to identify the place of historical importance in the movement. Nagpur has been the stronghold of Ambedkarite activities. During Babasahebs time Babasaheb himself had given importance to Nagpur for launching his revolutionary move. Nagpur therefore, is dearer to us when we think of laying this milestone. We derive inspiration and strength when the idea of hosting the 25th National Convention comes to our mind. During Babasahebs time Nagpur had witnessed the revolt against Brahminism and the people of Nagpur had supported Babasaheb wholeheartedly, BAMCEF is also fighting againstBrahminism. Fighting against Brahminism is a means for social change. The struggle of BAMCEF is for social change. We need to overthrow Brahminism and bring in social change. Hence we have decided to hold this historic event i.e. 25th National Convention in Nagpur.
In this endeavor we appeal to all the people of Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj to extend all cooperation with time, talent and money and participate in this event to register your presence in laying the mile stone.
Yours in Mission,
Dr. L. J. Kanhekar
National General Secretary
Date: 24th September2008 (Satyashodhak Samaj Divas)
Place: New Delhi