The march will involve a caravan physically designed to invoke secular anti-caste, resistive and rationalist traditions of the modern Tamil era and of earlier literary and archaeological sources. A number of progressive student leaders, students’ groups and secular organisations are eager to be a part of this caravan. We are also talking to a large number of well known activists, personalities, from the fields of art and cinema, as well as individual politicians committed to a secular democratic cause from outside of Tamilnadu, who will be able to extend their solidarity.
Starting from Chennai the Caravan would travel around 2400km, across 49 districts and 21 major cities, participating in public gatherings and more than 40 Rallies.The Caravan would stop at around 52 points on its route from Chennai to Kanyakumari.
It will depart from Chennai on March 21st and arrive in Coimbatore on the 24th .There will be a grand public meeting in Coimbatore the same day which will be in solidarity with Bhagat Singh‘s memorial anniversary. This public meeting will take Bhagat Singh’s message (based on his letters prior to his martyrdom) to a wide audience of students and youngsters.
The caravan will then proceed to Madurai, Rajapalayam, Tirunelveli, Rameshwaram and finally to Kanyakumari on the 10th day. All along its route, the caravan will speak to 20,000 students, more than 50,000 struggling workers, farmers in the Cauvery delta region and fishworkers of the south eastern coast, inviting them to rally together against the fascist forces threatening to permanently poison the democratic basis for struggle.