Special manifesto to tackle problems faced by northeast students: NSUI promises more hostels
In order to address the various issues faced by students belonging to the northeast states, National Students Union of India (NSUI) has released a sub-manifesto so as to look after the same. The Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes and former Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) President and current NSUI President Amrita Dhawan released the special manifesto.Promises made in the manifestoThe student’s wing of the Congress promised to build four hostels for students from the region, a cultural centre, and an alumni bodyIt also promised to ensure that Hindi language is not made a compulsory subject for northeastern students, among other thingsOther issues which the NSUI plans to tackle:Construction of more hostelsPhysical and academic infrastructure for differently-abled studentsIncentives for sports and extra-curricular activitiesFree health insurance Ensuring student representation in the governing body of collegesA statement issued by NSUI said, “Each year, over 30,000 students migrate from northeast India to Delhi, besides the nearly 2,00,000 northeast Indians already residing here. In order to bridge the existing gap, NSUI has come out with a special Manifesto for the North-Eastern students after widespread consultations with students of the University.”(Read: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to announce better opportunities for differently-abled students) Over 200 members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of BJP broke away from it and joined NSUI just a day before the DUSU elections which are scheduled to be held on September 9.NSUI alleged that it was due to an internal rift in the former party that they took this step.advertisementYash Shokeen, a member of ABVP since 2012, on Thursday joined NSUI in the presence of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Shri Ajay Maken, bringing a hefty supporter base along with him.He said in a statement, “ABVP and BJP have now become a party of the rich. The notion of power has gone into their heads. It has become a game of money and nothing else matters to them. I couldn’t bring myself to stay in an environment where no respect is given to the cadres of the party and, therefore, decided to join NSUI.”Read: Kids from Mumbai bag trophy at national Abacus competition For information on more latest news and updates, click here.