150th Birth Anniversary of Comrade Lenin
CPI General Secretary D. RAJA Writes to the Party Cadres on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Comrade Lenin
Red Salute to Comrade V.I. Lenin and revolutionary greetings to you all comrades
April 22, 2020 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Comrade Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (V.I. Lenin).
Comrade V.I. Lenin was a great theoretician and ideologue after Karl Marx. He was a great strategist and tactician. He led the socialist revolution in 1917 which is celebrated as the great October Socialist revolution. This led to the foundation of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) the first working class state and nation in the world. Despite the fall of the first communist government and disintegration of the Soviet Union, the legacy of great Lenin continues to be a source of inspiration not only for the people of Russia but also for the people of the world over.
It was Lenin after Marx who developed the theory of Marxism- philosophy (Dialectical and Historical Materialism), political economy and scientific socialism. Lenin analysed the capitalist development at its new stage. Lenin’s work “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism” exposed the parasitic and moribund character of capitalism and also indicated the transition from capitalism to socialism. At the beginning and during the Great Depression, Lenin’s analysis of imperialism showed the way forward towards an alternative in establishing a working class state and building socialism free from all forms of exploitations and discriminations.
Lenin was also a founder of a working class party of new type. It was Bolshevik party, later on it became the Communist Party of Soviet Union (CPSU). Lenin’s “What is to be Done” has become a guide for building such a party.
Lenin being one of the finest and greatest communist leaders of the world played an important role in strengthening the international solidarity. He played a significant role in establishing the Third Communist International.
The pandemic of Covid-19 has led to lockdown in many countries across the world including our country India. This has restricted the celebrations of Lenin’s birth anniversary expressing great jubilance in public. However, as communists in the given situation we should address the problems of the poor, migrant workers and discriminated sections of our people. Communists must show their commitment and determined work identifying with the suffering masses.
While paying our tributes to the illustrious son of the working class, we the Indian communists should rededicate ourselves for the cause of socialism by applying the theory to the local and concrete conditions of our country. The lockdown should not be a hurdle in reaching out to the suffering masses and forcing the state governments and the union government to act appropriately. The people must get their due rights to lead a dignified life in the given, unimaginable, difficult situation.
Governments should understand that they are dealing with the citizens- the creators of the wealth of the nation and they are not in power to treat citizens as their subjects living under their mercy.
I appeal to all party cadres at all levels to rise to the occasion and take up the challenges in order to help people who are in need.
Let us pay our respectful tributes to comrade Lenin.
I convey the revolutionary greetings to all of you and to the people on behalf of the party leadership.