The indefinite satyagraha launched by the People’s Joint Action Council, chaired by poet and social activist B. Sugathakumari, against the controversial airport project at Aranmula will enter its 100th day on Wednesday.

The action council has made arrangements to observe the milestone in a big way.

‘Widespread support’

Though it was decided to include 100 persons every day in the satyagraha that began on February 11, the number of participants had exceeded far more, even 800 to 1,000 on most of the days, action council leaders P.R. Shaji and P. Induchoodan, said in a statement here.

They said as many as 89 socio-cultural, political and environmental organisations actively took part in the satyagraha during the past 99 days.

People representing all the 14 districts had visited the satyagraha venue expressing solidarity with the agitation to protect the wetland, paddy land, and the heritage of Aranmula, they said.

Register of names

Prominent personalities from the socio-political spheres of the State had addressed the satyagraha on all days.

The action council is maintaining a register showing the name, address and other details of as many as 30,000 people who have taken part in the satyagraha so far, the statement said.

The action council leaders said the people in the area would take out three processions from three different places to Iykara Junction at Aranmula in the morning on Wednesday. The 100th day celebrations will begin with 100 people representing 100 places and 100 organisations lighting lamps at the satyagraha venue.

In a statement here on Tuesday, Hindu Aikyavedi district vice-president P.R. Soman said the organisation would stage dharnas at all taluk headquarters in the State on Wednesday, extending solidarity with the satyagraha at Aranmula.

Evening dharna

Mr. Soman said P.G. Sasikala, Mahila Aikyavedi State vice-president, will inaugurate the evening dharna in Thiruvalla and N.G. Unnikrishnan, Aranmula Heritage Village Action Council (AHVAC) general convener, will inaugurate the dharna in Mallappally.

K. Krishnakutty, AHVAC State co-ordinator, will inaugurate the dharna in Adoor.