By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Sept 12
Under the theme of “Save India-Change India,” All India Students’ Federation and All India Youth Federation which organised a two-month long march across the country, came to an end today with a closing function was held at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal.
The long march of 60 days kicked off from July 15 at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu and then to Kerala, Puducherry and so on to other 14 states and the grand finale is held today at Shahid Bhagat Singh Memorial Park in Machhiwara, Punjab.
During the country-wide march, the two federations organised public meetings to discuss on seven demands namely employment, free scientific education for students, registration facilities for joining private sector jobs, electoral reforms, saving public sector, saving secularism and to stop discrimination of dalits, women and minorities.
Chief guest of the closing function, Moirangthem Nara, state secretary of CPI, said that this march is a freedom movement of modern India. There are uncountable wrongs that the BJP government has done to the present economy of the country and it needs to be corrected now, he said.
He applauded the initiatives of the two federations, hoping that the campaign will bear fruit and transform the country to a better place.
Convener of AIYF, Y. Sexona Singh, president of AISF, N. Sanahal Singh and national vice-president of AIYF, Ch. Sharat Singh attended the function as presidium members. Students from different schools and colleges participated in this closing function.