Prof Milind Marathe and Shri Vishnudutt Sharma were re-elected president and general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) respectively. The announce-ment to this effect was made by Dr Ram Naresh Singh, election officer, at ABVP central office in Mumbai recently. The term of office of both the newly re-elected office bearers will remain for one year. They will take charge of their posts in 55th National Conference of ABVP scheduled on October 30 at Una, Himachal Pradesh.
Prof Marathe is working as Asst. Professor with KJ Somaiyya College of Engineering, Mumbai. He is also known for his deep study on Higher Educational Policies and has been active since 1979 in ABVP. He presented various papers on education at different national seminars. He also visited Afghanistan as member of Indian Voluntary Organisation ‘Goodwill Mission’ in May 2002. Till date he held various responsibilities viz. Rajasthan state organising secretary, Maharashtra state president and from 2004 to 2008 he was national vice president. He was elected as national president for the first time in National Conference of 2008. This will be his second term.
Shri Vishnudutt Sharma is basically from Muraina district of Madhya Pradesh and has been active in ABVP since 1981. After passing MSc (Agriculture) in 1995 is working as a full time worker of ABVP. Till date he held various responsibilities like vibhag organising secretary, state secretary, state organising secretary, zonal organising secretary and he was also national secretary from 2003 to 2006. He successfully led various national and state level agitations organised by the ABVP. He also played significant role on national level especially in Madhya Pradesh in agitation against commercialisation and corruption in education. He was elected national general secretary for the first time in 2008. This will be his second term.