Mumbai NCP to felicitate families of six non-Marathi martyrs
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 21:50
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 Kerala.

"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 said.


First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 21:50

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