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SFI Organizes Protest March, Demands Education Reforms


 BY TC News Desk

Agartala: September 26. On the occasion of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s birthday, SFI organized a protest march in Agartala, highlighting critical issues in the education sector.

The march, which commenced from Chhatra Jubo Bhavan, saw the participation of students, activists, and concerned citizens advocating for essential reforms.

SFI State Secretary Sandipan Deb expressed strong reservations against the government’s alleged efforts to privatize education and introduce discriminatory policies.

He emphasized that educational institutions, from schools to universities, have been unilaterally raising fees, burdening students and their families.

Deb criticized the government’s Vidyajyoti project, asserting that it threatens to divide the education system, leaving students in apprehension about their ability to pursue examinations in Bengali medium. He urged the community to unite in order to safeguard the government education system from further deterioration.

“The current state government’s agenda appears to be focused on privatization, which has led to increased fees and inequitable access to quality education. It is imperative that we come together to counter these detrimental trends and protect the future of our education system”, he said.The protest march’s three-point demand included an immediate halt to the collection of fees in educational institutions and the annulment of all discriminatory policies in the field of education.

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