ALL INDIA POSTALADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES EMPLOYEES’ UNION (Gr.C &D)
9TH TO 11TH FEBRUARY 2010
At Com.L.A.PRASAD ARANGAM
The 27th All India Conference of the All India Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union (Gr.C&D) will be held at Com.L.A.PRASAD ARANGAM, VIVEKANANDA KENDRA, Vivekanandapuram, at Kanniyakumari from 9th to 11th February, 2010.
The sole recognized representative union of the Postal Administrative Offices Employees to raise and fight for the dignified existence and interests of the employees will deliberate upon all issues faced by the Postal employees in general and the Administrative offices employees in particular in this historic All India Conference.
Hon’ble Minister for Tourism & Cultural Development, Government of Tamilnadu and Hon’ble Members of Parliament and Trade Union leaders of Confederation and NFPE and many important Personalities have given their consent to attend the Conference and grace the occasion.
Your co operation and participation will make the Conference a grand success.
Dr.J.J.R.JUSTIN D.Litt., R.ARAVINDHAN Kanniyakumari DMK Town Secretary General Secretary Chairman-Reception Committee Reception Committee.
09-02-2010- TUESDAY 9.00 a.m - REGISTRATION
10.00 a.m - FLAG HOISTING & GARLANDING MARTYRS COLUMN
11.00 a.m - SUBJECT COMMITTEE
4.00 p.m - PROCESSION
5.00 p.m - OPEN SESSION
Com. L.A.PRASAD ARANGAM
President: Com.T.RAMESH All India President-AIPAOEU (Gr.C&D)
Kanyakumari is the southern most important point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. It was once referred to as the Alexandria of the east. During the early part of the eighth century AD Islam entered the southern part of India through the sea route with traders and missionaries. Through St. Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, Christianity arrived in this area in AD 52.
Tourist Sites within Kanniyakumari
The Kumari Amman located on the shore, is a Shakti Peetha dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati, the virgin goddess who did penance to obtain Lord Shiva's hand in marriage. On two rocky islets just off the shore, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple, are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the gigantic 133 feet (40.5 m) tall statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar is one of the biggest statues in Asia. One of the rocks called Sri Padhaparai is said to bear the footprints of the virgin goddess. Swami Vivekananda is said to have seated on this rock in deep meditation. Also on this rock, there is a Dhyana mandapam, an area for meditation.
The following are some of the many popular tourist attractions around Kanyakumari –
• Suchindram has the Sthanumalayan temple with a repository of art treasures belonging to several kingdoms. The temple is famous for its ninth-century inscriptions, musical columns, and 6-meter-tall statue of the monkey god Hanuman. The main deity in the form of a shivlinga represents Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, the trinity of the Hindu pantheon.
• Padmanabhapuram Palace is a large 17th century palace of the Travancore kings, made almost entirely of wood - the only one of its kind in India.
• Thiruparrapu Falls is a waterfall near Thiruparrapu. There is an ancient temple near the falls, which is popular among the locals.
Madurai known as the 'Athens of the East' and "city of nectar", Madurai is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu and was home to the ancient Tamil Sangam, the literary conclave that produced the first epic, Silappathikaram. Today, it is known to produce the best harvests of jasmine flowers. One cannot ignore mention of the Meenakshi Temple, which is as well known for its architectural splendor as also a shelter, which inspired a thousand arts.
Rameswaram is one of the holy cities in India. Ramanathswamy temple is very famous for India's longest temple corridor ever built. Rameswaram is known for one of India's most venerated and most visited Shiva shrines, dedicated to Sri Ramanathaswamy. It is so intimately associated with the life of Sri Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, that both Saivites and Vaishnavites consider every grain of Rameswaram's sand very sacred. There is a traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a visit to Rameswararn, also hailed as "Benaras of the South".
Kanniyakumari is well connected by Train and roads. Nagercoil the district capital of Kanniyakumari is just 25 kms and State Transport buses are available at the door step of the Nagercoil Jn. There are direct Trains to Kanniyakumari / Nagercoil and a number of Trains passing through Nagercoil. Some of the important Trains connecting Kanniyakumari/Nagercoil are appended for the information our Comrades.
How to Reach Vivekananda Kendra-Kanniyakumari?
Direct Buses ply from Thiruvananthapuram,Tirunelveli & Madurai to Kanniyakumari.
Vivekanandapuram is Just 1 Km. from the Kanyakumari Railway Station.
Taxis and autos ply regularly between Kanyakumari and the campus.
Nagercoil is the next nearest Railway Jn. (just 15 kms. away).
Vivekanandapuram is a request bus stop for all the buses entering Kanyakumari.
You may be aware that the 27th All India Conference of All India Postal Administrative Offices Employees’ Union (Gr.C&D) is slated to meet from 9th to 11th February, 2010 at Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.
We expect besides our National Trade Union leaders, Hon’ble Minister and Members of Parliament, MLAs and important personalities have given their consent to attend the Conference and grace the occasion.
• VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE:The conference will be held at Vivekananda Kendra, a 100-acre campus at Kanniyakumari which is a natural spiritual retreat with all infrastructures (Web site: www.vkendra.org). Also refer our earlier circular dated 18-01-2010
• ACCOMODATION:Three bedded/Four bedded rooms and halls will be provided to the all registered Delegates/Visitors only for the period from 9th to 11th February 2010.
• DELEGATE FEE:Delegate/Visitor Fee is fixed as Rs.650/-(Rupees six hundred and fifty only) per delegate/visitor.
• FOOD:South Indian/North Indian Food will be provided at: GOWRI SANKAR RESTAURANT (Vegetarian Canteen-within the Campus Vivekananda Kendra) on production of Tokens.
Dear Comrades, The Circle working Committee Meeting will be held on 22-01-2010 at the o/o the Chief PMG Chennai. Please ensure your attendance. Comradely, R.Aravindhan, Circle Secretary.
The Circle Working Committee of the All India Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union (Group C&D), Chennai-600002, will be held at the P&T Recreation Club(IV-Floor), O/o the Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle Chennai-600002 on 22-01-2010 at 10.15 hoursto transact the following items of the Agenda:
1.Delegates & Volunteers to All India Conference
2.Ratification of Accounts for the period from 1st July to 11th Sept. 2009
3.Any other subjects with the permission of the Chair
1.All Regional Branch Secretaries
3.All Office-bearers & CWC Members
The Chief Postmaster General
Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai- 600002.
Sub: - Request for grant of Spl. CL and permission for holding
CWC Meeting –reg.
The Circle Working Committee Meeting of our Union will be held at the P&T Recreation Club (IV Floor) O/o the Chief PMG Chennai-600002 on 22-01-2010 at 10.15 hours. It is, therefore requested to grant necessary Special Casual Leave to all the Office-bearers & CWC Members on 22-01-2010 so as to enable them to attend the CWC Meeting without fail.
It is further requested to grant permission to hold the CWC on 22-01-2010 at the P&T Recreation Club (IV Floor).
A copy of the Notice convening the CWC is also enclosed for reference and record.
1.The Asst. Director (Admn), O/o the Chief PMG for favour his information and according permission.
2.The Secretary, P&T Recreation Club, O/o the Chief PMG with a request to suspend club activities on 22-01-2010.