Pune: While the State government recently didn’t allow Chhatra Bharati to hold a national conference in Mumbai, the organisation is all set to hold the conference online.
The e-conference will be broadcast live on the Facebook pages of Chhatra Bharati and a private news website.
Speaking about the same, Datta Dhage, State President, Chhatra Bharati, Maharashtra, said, “Chhatra Bharati had organised a national level conference, where students and student leaders from across the world were invited. Through the conference, we were going to start a nation-wide protest against the government policies that are trying to privatise education and take the right to education away from common people. However, just because controversial student leaders like Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid were going to deliver addresses to students here, the government, without any notice, stopped us from holding the conference.”
Dhage further added that the organisation wouldn’t let the government be successful in its motives, and will nevertheless, hold a conference online.
“On Wednesday, January 10 (at noon), students and student leaders from across India will hold the conference live through Facebook pages. Mevani and Khalid too will be a part of the conference. We are also trying to get Kanhaiya Kumar on board,” Dhage said. He also said that now throughout the year, to take the issue to the grassroots level, meetings will be held first at taluka levels, then at district levels. Then the organisation will slowly move towards a state-wide protest against the commercialisation of education.