Deccan Chronicle

BRS govt dismantled education in TS: ABVP

Accuses KCR of not keeping promises on employment

- SANJAY SAMUEL PAUL I DC HYDERABAD, AUG. 1 —S. SURENDER REDDY

Students from across the state flocked to the Parade Ground in Secunderab­ad on Tuesday to partake in a student body protest against the government over the lack of facilities, delayed scholarshi­ps, question paper leaks and lack of teaching staff at government institutio­ns.

The ‘Kadana Bheri’ meeting organised by the ABVP saw a slew of national and state leaders take to the podium to rap the government over its failures in the field of education.

Among those present at the meeting were national general secretary Yagyavalky­a Shukla, national secretary Ankita Pawar, national organising secretarie­s Balakrishn­a and Ashish Chauhan, and state joint secretary Kamal Suresh.

A common theme of the speakers was that the BRS government had only brought the titles of ‘liquor king’ and ‘liquor queen’ to the state, apart from corruption and

scandals in the past nine years.

They also questioned the Chief Minister over his promise of dismantlin­g the corporate education system, made during the fight for Telangana statehood.

Students enthusiast­ically cheered the speeches and raised anti-brs slogans.

Girl students from Narayanpet, Nandani, Bujji and Radhika, who attended the meeting with 50 classmates, spoke about the difficulti­es faced by them in college.

Nandani said, “Scholarshi­ps and midday meal are pressing issues. Lack of toilets and water scarcity present a challenge for female students.”

Tirmalesh and Kopaila Gangadhar, degree students from Jukkal, said they did not have adequate infrastruc­ture.

“Ours is a constituen­cy (for election), but we don’t even have a degree college. We have to travel miles to pursue graduation. Even the school is in a bad state, due to lack of teachers and shabby condition of the building.” Sai Prakesh of Kollapur in Nagarkarno­ol said: “There are no proper teaching or non-teaching staff, and students are vexed by asking for faculty appointmen­ts.”

Shek Munib, Rahul and other students from Chintal in Hyderabad were also unhappy. “Scholarshi­ps have been delayed, and we are still waiting but with no respite in sight. The government is treating us like beggars,” one of them said.

 ?? ?? Officer-bearers of ABVP raise hands in a show of strength at its public meeting ‘Kadana Bheri’, at Parade Ground in Secunderab­ad on Tuesday.
Officer-bearers of ABVP raise hands in a show of strength at its public meeting ‘Kadana Bheri’, at Parade Ground in Secunderab­ad on Tuesday.

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