Committee of the
Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist) held a memorial program on August 14 and 15, 2010 in
Ottawa to honour the memory of the Party's beloved founder and leader
Comrade Hardial Bains and all other Party comrades who have passed
the contribution of all the
of CPC(M-L), sons and daughters of the working class and people who
came forward in the different stages of Party building to sort out the
problems facing our society and the peoples of Canada and the world.
Today, this requires stepping
up the work to organize a national workers' opposition so as to block
the nation-wrecking of the monopolies and the governments in their
service and to lead the people to avert the dangers of fascism and war.
began on the
evening of August 14 with a memorial
concert featuring world-class tabla player Partha Sarathi Mukherjee,
accompanied by Lesley Larkum (violin), Michael Chant (piano), Kevin
Dooley (flute) and Jaspal Singh (voice). The heartbeat of the tabla,
with its uncanny evocation of the
human voice, combined with the piano, violin and flute to celebrate the
achievements of all those who have contributed in the past and continue
to contribute in the present to fighting for the new.
who have a project to learn about the significance of each name etched
on the Party Memorial dedicated
the concert with a video which highlighted each name and the necessity
to fight for the new. Jaspal Singh performed a new song 40
Years of CPC(M-L).
with a Dawn Ceremony at the
Monument in Beechwood Cemetery on August 15. Members of the Central
Committee, representatives of Regional Committees from across Canada,
as well as friends from Ottawa, the United States, Britain, India,
Puerto Rico and Cuba joined
with the Party's First Secretary Sandra L. Smith and Party youth to pay
At 6:00 am a choir sang The
Dawn as young
flag bearers formed an honour guard behind the musicians. The musical
program included the Party song Our Founder, Our Leader and
the song of the youth Advance Youth of the World. The
the social love which imbued our comrades who
dedicated their lives to
building a new world fit for human beings. Their
was based on fidelity to the Party's call to turn words into deeds,
upholding the most human quality of all -- the right to conscience
which all reactionaries seek to extinguish.
24 marks the
anniversary of the death of
Bains. On this sad occasion, more visits to the Party Memorial will
take place to honour the legacy of the Party's founder and leader and
other Party comrades.
For a video of the
program, click here
(MP4 format -- requires QuickTime Player).