Savitribai Phule 186th Birth Anniversary Seminar

பெண் கல்விக்காகவும் சமத்துவ சமூகம் கட்டமைக்கவும் போராடிய
முதல் இந்திய பெண் ஆசிரியர் சாவித்ரிபாய் பூலே அவர்களின் 186வது பிறந்த நாள்
“கல்வியில் வகுப்புவாதம் – வணிகமயம் எதிர்ப்பு நாள்”
கருத்தரங்கம் – சென்னை -03.01.2017



Press Release

Dear Sir, / Madam, Greetings,

State Platform for Common School System – Tamil Nadu is organising a seminar Against Communalisation and Commercialisation of Education to mark the 186th Birth Day of Savitribai Phule’s.

All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE), in which SPCSS – TN is a constituent, is Observing 186th Birth Anniversary of the Great Teacher Savitribai Phule on 3rd Jan, 2017 all over India with the slogan “Save Education from Market and Manu”.

Savitribai Phule Wife of Jothirao Phule was a staunch advocate of Women Education. She fought against the religious ideas that prevented the education of girls, sudharas and adhi sudharas (in the Present context OBC & SC/ST) and ensured that girls are sent to school for education and a common school is established where sudhara and adi shudra children study together. It was a revolution in the 19th Century and the couple were forced to undergo various hardships for their reformative works.

Her birth day attains significance as the present Government at the Centre is talking about bringing back detention policy and allowing market access in education.

To speak in one voice against Communalisation and Commercialisation of Education, leaders of various Political Parties with different political ideologies are participating in this Seminar along with doctors and teachers.

Justice D. Hariparanthaman, Former Judge, Madras High Court will Light the Savitribai Phule Torch – that will travel from kanniyakumari to Chennai – and deliver the inaugural address.

The Seminar is to

  • oppose NEET & EXIT
  • oppose various moves of Centre to allow market access in education
  • oppose imposition of one culture – one language
  • demand withdrawal of offers to WTO-GATS
  • demand establishment of State funded Common School System
  • demand strengthening of State Funded Higher Education Institutes
  • demand establishment of More State Funded Higher Education Institutes

Venue: Thiruvavadurai T.N. Rajarethinam Kalai Arangam, R A Puram, Chennai – 600028
(Opposite to Satya Studio – Dr. MGR- Janaki College)

Date : 03.01.2017 (Tuesday) | Time : 9.30 am to 1 pm

Please find Invitation attached.

We earnestly request you to kindly send your Correspondent and Photo Journalist to the seminar.

With Warm Regards,
P.B.Prince Gajendra Babu
General Secretary, SPCSS-TN
Member, Secretariat, AIFRTE.