It is with great anguish and grief that the All-India Council of Lok Raj Sangathan announces the passing away of one of its most loved and respected leader and activist of the organisation, Shri T S Sankaran, at the age of 86 in Chennai.
He was actively associated with several organisations until his last breath. He was formerly Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Govt of India, First Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Labour Commissioner, Govt of Tamil Nadu. He was the first President of Lok Raj Sangathan and at the time of his passing away he was its honorary
Chairperson. He was the founder-President of the National Labour Laws Association. Besides being the National Advisor of the National Campaign Committee of Unorganised Sector Workers (NCC-USW), he was also the former Chairman, Central Advisory Contract Labour Board. He was closely associated with several organisations such as the Social Security Association of India and others.
The AIC salutes the memory of this man of the people, and one of the great inspirers who founded the Committee for People’s Empowerment, the precursor of Lok Raj Sangathan, in 1993. He was also one among those who were instrumental in the transition of CPE into the Lok Raj Sangathan in 1999, and then led it from the front.
Shri Sankaran had an
unbounded love for his native place, for his native language and culture, while at the same time remaining deeply committed and interested in the progress of all regions and peoples of India. He was pure at heart, effervescent, unswerving and relentless in the pursuit of his life’s ambition of an India which would ensure prosperity and security for one and all. While Chennai was his Janma Bhoomi, Delhi was his karma bhoomi, from where he made an exemplary contribution to the movement for people’s empowerment and for the cause of workers’ rights.
A Public Memorial meeting is being held in honour of Thiru. T.S.Sankaran.
Date & Time - 6th January 2013, Sunday 3.00 to 5.30 PM.
Place - INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE (ISI), GF, (Near Saibaba Mandir), Lodhi Institutional Area, New Delhi
All are welcome.
Lok Raj Sangathan, National Labour Laws Association (NLLA), National Campaign Committee of Unorganised Sector Workers (NCC-USW)
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