After the recent breakthrough achieved by GJM in the form of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the Gorkhas and supporters of GJM in Darjeeling and here in Delhi NCR are keen to celebrate the Foundation Day of GJM in a grand fashion.
The formation of GTA after a tripartite agreement among the GJM, West Bengal government and the Government of India is being seen as a stepping stone towards a separate state.
The newly appointed executive committee of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), Delhi unit is making arrangements for a grand celebration of the upcoming Foundation Day of GJM in October.
The new executive members of GJM, Delhi NCR held a meeting at B2/2, Gorkha Bhawan Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi on 11th September 2011 to discuss the minutes of the proposed celebration. The meeting was presided over by President Manoj Sankhar, Vice President Rustam Chhetri, General Secretary Ranjan Sharma and Assistant General Secretary Lobsang Lama. Rakesh Thapa, Kiran Rasaily, Sudesh Thapa, Roshan Sundas, Diwakar Rai and other post holders of Naari Morcha, Yuwa Morcha including their president Yudisthir Saha and Patricia Nicholas. GJM representatives from Kotla, Gurgaon, Vasant Gaon and adjoining areas also participated in the meet.
It was decided that the program would commence with a flag hoisting ceremony at Gorkha Bhawan, followed by offering tribute to the martyrs who lost their life in the Sibchu incident and in the 1986 agitation. Cultural and musical program shall follow and well known luminaries of Gorkha community residing in the capital city shall be invited along . Some leading politicians of the Centre and the State will also be invited.
Delhi GJM has been playing an active and vibrant role since its inception from 2007 in the movement for Gorkhaland by organising endless dharnas and rallies in a successful manner in the National Capital. As per the instructions of the GJM Supremo Bimal Gurung, the campaign in support of Gorkhaland shall continue in future as the main objective a separate Gorkhaland is yet to be achieved. GJM believes that the Delhi, NCR team of GJM has to play a significant role in state formation in the future.
In a press release Manoj Shankar, President, Delhi GJM said that there are more than 2 lakhs Gorkhas who are presently residing in Delhi. The GJM team has been working on a layout plan for a massive membership drive to reach out to all the Gorkhas of Delhi NCR and mobilize these masses to bring unity among all by bringing them together under a common platform. Unity of Gorkhas in the capital city shall give immense strength to the entire community and living together as a single family is very essential for our national identity.
Ranjan Sharma, General Secretary,of Delhi GJM says that there are thousands of Gorkha youths who have been living in Delhi by earning their livelihood as ordinary employees along with a major chunk of the population who are students. The GJM team is preparing a work plan to invite these young talents, set a forum to expose these talents and value their contribution for unity of Gorkhas and state building. The team shall also focus to render social assistance and help to the Gorkha citizens, speciallly those who come to Delhi for medical treatment, employment and education .
As part of its future ventures the team shall also visit the nook and corners of the capital city, identify the areas where gorkhas reside in maximum numbers and establish units of GJM in those areas. Movement and voices raised from all over the city is very essential to make the presence of gorkhas felt in the capital city and it shall aso give a sense of confidence , and there lies immense power in a unified voice. The team is preparing a master plan to work in close guidance of Bimal Gurung, President of Central Committee and Rooshan Giri, General Secretary of Central Committee along with the representatives of National Committee of GJM and the units of Dehradoon, Roorkee to establish several units in the entire northern belt of the country to make a strong bonding and raise a unified voice of Gorkhas globally.