IMPHAL, July 8: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today celebrated its 65th foundation day at the Manipur Press Club.
The occasion was attended by Okram Joy Singh, Ex MLA as the chief guest and Ng Gopal Dutta Singh, Associate Professor, Imphal College as the function president.
Delivering his speech, Narendra Sapam Secretary ABVP, Imphal unit divulged that for the last four years it has been running anti-corruption movement under the banner of ‘youth against Curruption’ (YAC) from town to villages besides contribution in strengthening democracy by initiating awareness to woo new voters, youths campaign and registration.
He opined that a large number of students studying in the state universities are deprived of quality education owing to which they (students) are unable to utilise their full abilities and talents. At the same time, it also contributes in gradual decline of standard research work in the Universities.
He attributed the sorry state of affairs due to lack of adequate funding.
The ABVP secretary maintained that it had also organised huge protests and public awareness campaigns for the security and respect of women highlighting their consistent effort in favour of development of education in North East India.
ABVP has been successful in contributing to national integration by establishing a mutual bond of goodwill among students from NE and rest of India through the project of Student Exchange in Inter State Living (SEIL) in the last 50, he said.
He further called upon the intellectuals, social and religious organisation, youths’ organisations along with the central and state governments to take effective steps to curb drug addiction among the youth i.e the India’s real strength.
Addressing his chief guest speech, O Joy Singh said that though a person is well educated or successful but without a good character one is worthless for the society.
He further said that to bring a good quality education one should try to compete with the students of other states.
During the function the ABVP also declare its National Executive council resolutions such as felicitation to the people of the country for strengthening democracy, funding to state universities in the same proportion as central universities terming it the need of the hour.
It also highlighted that the Central legislation required to check commercialization of education, students’ union must be compulsory in all higher education institutions in the country.
The three toppers of the recently conducted HSLC examination, were also felicitated as a part of the function.