Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of NCP will
felicitate families of six non-Marathi speaking martyrs of the
`Samyukta` Maharashtra movement on the occasion of the state`s
golden jubilee foundation day on May 1.
Out of the families of 106 martyrs, who laid down their
lives during the agitation for `Samyukta` (united) Maharashtra
with Mumbai as the state capital, addresses of 11 of them
could been located, Mumbai NCP president Narendra Verma said.
Among the 11 families include five Marathi speaking and
six non-Marathi speaking, he said.
The non-Marathi speaking includes one each from south
India, Uttar Pradesh, and one each from Christian, Sindhi,
Gujarati and Parsi community, he said.
Verma said 80-year-old Ponnamma Parasu, who was jailed
during the agitation along with her husband and seven
month-old-son, has been invited for the felicitation from
"Her husband died in the firing. Ponnamma and her son
will come for the function on May 1 evening," Verma said.
A candle light procession has been organised from Gateway
of India to Hutatma Chowk at midnight tomorrow, where all NCP
leaders will pay homage to the martyrs of the movement, he