This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik on July 7, 2012 at a colloquium in memory of Chinta Ravindran organised in Kozhikode by the Chinta Ravindran Foundation. The topic for the colloquium was Relevance of Gandhism & Marxism to our times. Apart from Prof. Patnaik, who was one of the keynote speakers, Prof. Akeel Bilgrami participated as a second keynote speaker and he elaborated on Gandhism.

These are excerpts from Prof. Prabhat Patnaik's speech inaugurating the Delegate Conference in KGOA's 45th State Conference held at Trivandrum. This is as reported by one of the attendees of the conference - Birenjith PS. Any errors/mistakes caused are purely unintentional.