AGARTALA: The National Students' Union of India on Saturday held a one-day long career counseling under the banner of 'Indira Gandhi Career Counselling' at Congress Bhawan for the students aspiring to pursue higher education.
All India Congress Committee secretary and NSUI in-charge Girish R. Chodankar, who arrived Tripura today, addressed the participants in
Later, briefing to the media, Chodankar said that the Left Front government failed to provide scope of employment to the youths since the past 33 years of its regime. Despite the state is in the first position in literacy rate, unemployment rate is higher than other states across the country.
He also stated that the NSUI, Tripura activists would agitate against unemployment seeking the ruling government Rs. 10,000 per month as unemployment allowance.
Apart from that, the NSUI also launched Rajiv Gandhi Book Bank for the first time in Tripura for delivering free books to the needy children across the state.
At present, they have targeted to bring 5,000 school students under the facility. Added to it, he informed that the NSUI would organize a two-day long
national convention 'Districon' concentrating on education and employment in New Delhi on May 27 and 28.
All the state presidents, district presidents including state committee and national committee across the country including Tripura would attend the convention.
Several topics like Lingdoh committee, communalism of education including many other educational issues would be discussed in the
All India Congress Committee (AICC) supremo Sonia Gandhi, AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would
address the office bearers in the convention.
"Nearly 750 NSUI members are expected to attend the convention throughout the country. We would also invite University Student Union office bearers to attend the conference," AICC secretary and Tripura in-charge said.
The state level and national level awards would be given to the best district and state presidents for their student welfare issues. The student leaders including the district presidents who have worked for student related issues would be given a token of recognition, Chodankar added.