By Basudeb Pal
Pashchim Banga Prant unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has protested making education Marxist centric along with planned, motivated and destructive attempts by the West Bengal government to distort Bengali language and grammar at school-level curriculum. The ABVP workers from different districts of the state assembled at the Howrah and Sealdah stations and in two processions marched through the streets of Kolkata shouting slogans, ?Stop Marxism of History, Introduce India-centric Education, Stop Abolition of Sanskrit?, etc. The processions met at Metro Channel where a meeting was organised.
Prof. Rabi Ranjan Sen, state vice president of ABVP, criticised the education policy of the Left Front government, which followed the fascist Stalin'seducation policy to undermine the national interests. Shri Ramesh Pappa, ABVP, north zone organising secretary, strongly criticised the government'sundemocratic stand to curb the democratic movement of ABVP. He warned that if the government did not change its education policy, it would invite students? agitation at a larger scale.
Shri Subrata Mondal, state secretary said that the abolition of Sanskrit words and grammar in Bengali language would prove suicidal. Nine hundred students courted arrest who were sent to Alipore Central Jail by the police. Later they were released unconditionally.