ABVP NEC meet at Bareilly
Fight de-Indianisation of education
The National Executive Council (NEC) of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which met in Bareilly recently, has called upon the people of the country, particularly the students and the youth, to stay alert for a united fight against the attempts by the UPA government to de-Indianise, communalise and commercialise education in the country. Members of the ABVP NEC participated in the meeting from all parts of the country.
The NEC also demanded an immediate promulgation of a Central ordinance to help the poor and meritorious students, who seek to acquire professional education. The HRD Minister, Arjun Singh at the State Education Ministers? conference on January 10 this year had promised to bring in a Central legislation on professional education. But even after six months of the announcement, neither has the Bill been introduced nor has the issue been taken seriously. The ABVP plans to gherao Shri Arjun Singh over this issue.
The NEC termed the UPA government'sdecision to provide 50 per cent reservation to Muslim candidates in Aligarh Muslim University ?as a clear case of shameful minority appeasement?. ?There is a long list of such acts of minority appeasement by the UPA government and various Congress governments in the states. It is a known fact that the Union Government has already appointed a Commission for Minority Education with the powers to recognise minority educational institutions,? the resolution said.
In another resolution, the ABVP said that bringing education under the purview of GATS would remove government control over education and increase the role of foreign institutions in determining the direction of education. It would also seriously hurt the objectives and efforts at Indianisation of education. ?ABVP has never opposed internationalisation of education. But it has been our culture for ages that education is the road to development, which can never be put under a restricted paradigm,? the NEC declared. The ABVP plans to release a black paper on the issue in the month of July. On the national scenario, the ABVP warned against the undemocratic attempts in Goa and Jharkhand to insult the decision of the voters. The Parishad also expressed concern over the growing threat to national security.
The ABVP has decided to celebrate the centenary of ?Banga-bhanga? movement. The NEC also demanded that all the state governments should begin the day'sproceedings in state assemblies and other constitutional organisations with complete recitation of Vande Mataram as it happens in Parliament. The NEC called upon the youth of the country to launch a Vande Mataram campaign all over the country and to take a resolve for Akhand and prosperous Bharat.