Assembly of Informal Urban Workers- 10th October 2013

Recently on Terra Urban you read about the manifesto for demands and needs of Urban Poor, presented by Forum of Informal Urban Poor Workers to political parties in Delhi at

An“ Assembly of Informal Urban Workers” is being organised on 10th October, 2013 at Indian Constitution Club-Delhi. FIUPW manifesto shall be shared and handed over to  different political parties contesting for the upcoming assembly elections, in this democratic assembly.

Below is the tentative design of this Assembly:

10:00 am to 10:30 am Registration
10:30 am to 10:45 am Opening Session

  • Welcome and Overview

Mr. Manoj Rai, Director, PRIA

Address by Chief Guest:

Smt. Girija Vyas*, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

  • Group Song by the Informal Urban Workers
10:45 am to 01:00 pm Session 1: Presentation of Manifesto


Mr. Rajesh Upadhyah, National Convenor, National Alliance for Labor Rights

Presentation of Manifesto:

Speakers: (10 minutes each)

  • Mr. Subhash Bhatnagar, National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour
  • Mr. Jawahar Singh, Delhi Jhuggi Jhopri Ekta Manch
  • Mr. H. S Rawat, Delhi Hawkers Welfare Association
  • Mr. Shashi Bhushan Pandit, All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh
  • Mr. Vighnesh Jha, Federation of Rickshaw Pullers of India

Emerging Issues:  (5 minutes each)

  • Mr. S.A Azad, Nirman Mazdoor Shakti Sangthan
  • Mr. Arvind Singh, Child Rights, Matri Sudha
  • Mr. Abdul Shakeel, Haq
  • Ms. Bibyani Minj, Nirmala Niketan

Open Discussion

01:00 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm  to 3:15 pm Session 2: Sectorial Inputs by Political Parties

Presentation of Final Manifesto:

Ms. Suman Bhanoo, Programme Officer, PRIA, New Delhi

Moderator: Mr. Dharmendra Kumar, Secretary, Janpahal , Delhi

Speakers: (10 -12minutes)

  • Mr. Anand Sahu, Delhi State President, Asangathit Mazdoor Morcha, BJP
  • Prof. Vijender Sharma, Secretariat Member, CPM
  • Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, AAP
  • Mr. Dhirendra  Sharma, Secretary, Delhi State, Communist Party of India

Open Discussion

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm Vote of Thanks

Ms. Bhavita Vaishnava, Senior Programme Officer, PRIA

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm High Tea

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