3-day SFI national convention ends at Shimla


    Three days Students Federation of India National convention held at Kalibari hall in Shimla town attended by 98 delegates from Central, State and other education institutes giving call to submit an memorandum to President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee shortly on various issues emerged and resolved in the session.


    Addressing the media persons about the outcome of convention president of Himachal Pradesh unit of SFI Mr. Vivek Rana said that delegates resolved two wage struggle against the intervention of RSS ideologues and right wing BJP central government in the education system. He said that BJP was trying to centralize the education which is State subjects as including JNU there is onslaught of RSS right wing forces to curb the democratic rights of students. He said that BJP central government was cutting down the budget for the higher education as it had cut the research grant and scholarships given to the students in the Central and State universities.


    During the session delegates showed concern over the repentant commercialization of education and declining the quality of education.  Students also shared their experiences on the failure of RUSA imposed upon the students by the state and centers government without developing the infrastructure facilities. SFI expressed happiness over the victory of left students union in JUN and Central University Dharmshala where the SFI bagged two seats each. SFI also decided to take the cause of students of Central University campus Himachal Pradesh. Mr. Rana said that the State Government was trying to make campus issue a regional battle as it remained indecisive to set up its permanent campus in the State so far and land is not allotted to the Central University.

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