The Indian Workers’ Association (GB) Central Executive Committee calls upon its units to observe the centenary in a befitting manner.The IWA GB salutes the centenary of the Ghadar Party that was founded on April 5, 1913 in San Francisco.The Ghadar Party played a glorious role in organizing struggles like the Komagata Maru voyage for the equal rights of immigrants of all countries and mobilizing powerful militant resistance to imperialism with a brave symbolic action of a voyage to liberate their motherland, India.The IWA recalls with pride and salutes the memory of the 200 martyrs who were killed and 35 who were sent to the Andaman Cellular jail for life. Their fearless example raised hopes of overcoming imperialism at its most savage.

The movement extended from Vancouver in Canada to San Francisco, Tokyo and the villages of Punjab.As its name indicates, it was inspired by India’s First War of independence of 1857; and true to this tradition during World War-I the young Kartar Singh Sarabha was executed for rousing rebellion among troops.Later on, inspired by the Russian revolution, cadres of Ghadar Party went on to organize workers and peasants to win freedom and build socialism. Many joined the Communist Party and formed the first Communist group in north-west India.They dared to storm the bastions of imperialism in their day and their memory should inspire us to carry forward that struggle to victory over imperialism in our time.

Ghadar Centenary Celebration Committee

The Indian Workers’ Association GB in an expression of international anti imperialist solidarity with fraternal organisations will be organising events in Britain, India, USA and Canada throughout 2012/13.It is our intention to form the broadest inclusive platform to celebrate and record the invaluable contribution of the Ghadar Party to the freedom struggle of India and the world socialist movement.To join, support or participate in these events please contact your local IWA GB branch or Indo-Canadian Workers’ Association or the Ghadar Centenary Celebration Committee.

Point of Contacts

UK : Harsev Bains 0044 7956 811553, email:

Americas  : Kulwant Dhesi N. America 001604 7806115 email: