CPI(M) college students’ wing, the College students Federation of India (SFI), on August 1 launched 5 country-wide ‘jathas’ (foot marches) — referred to as ‘March for Schooling’ — to protest the Nationwide Schooling Coverage and demand its withdrawal. Out of 5 jathas, two will reached Kolkata on September 2, overlaying 22 districts of West Bengal and traversing greater than 2,500 kilometres, to take part in a college students’ rally at School Avenue right here.
On the rally, CPM state secretary Biman Bose will ship the keynote deal with and a draft ‘Different Schooling Coverage’, in search of to interchange the Nationwide Schooling Coverage, shall be made public, stated SFI sources. The SFI management alleged that the Centre’s Nationwide Schooling Coverage will not be within the curiosity of poor and middle-class college students and paved the best way for the privatisation of schooling.
In line with SFI sources, 5 such Jathas, which have been passing by way of completely different elements of the nation, will assist strengthen the organisation and create a future pressure for bigger actions. After passing by way of Tripura and Assam, the north-eastern Jatha entered Bengal by way of Buksirhat in Cooch Behar and reached Malda overlaying a number of districts of North Bengal. Different batches of SFI college students from Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha are travelling by way of numerous districts of South Bengal through Digha in East Midnapore. Apart from SFI state management, its all-India common secretary Mayukh Biswas and central committee leaders Dipsita Dhar and Aishe Ghosh are additionally collaborating in these jathas, stated sources.
SFI state secretary Srijan Bhattacharya stated, “If we would like to withstand the cultural aggression of the RSS-BJP, we should have a good time the ocean of humanity that has shaped on this huge range and our historical past of dwelling collectively. As a lot as they speak about a one-dimensional society, we are going to spotlight the historical past of Bengal filled with tolerant multi-dimensional range.”
A CPM chief stated, “We’re demanding the withdrawal of the Nationwide Schooling Coverage and have been getting help in numerous districts of Bengal. It will assist us strengthen our organisation. Until we now have a powerful organisation in place, we can not struggle TMC in panchayat and Lok Sabha elections.”