DUSU election: SFI takes out rally in North Campus
NEW DELHI: A few weeks ahead of the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) election, scores of members of the Left-affiliated Student Federation of India (SFI) took out a rally 'Dreams of DU' in the University's North Campus on Wednesday.
More than 100 students marched from the Arts Faculty, through the Law Faculty, Ramjas College and Kirori Mal College.
"Students from different colleges vehemently put forth their college level demands, including issues of scarcity in hostel accommodations, installation of sanitary pad vending machines, gender discriminatory rules in the University and other infrastructure issues," said an activist of SFI.
Prashant Mukherjee, general secretary, SFI said: "We have come up with the manifesto of students, while raising real demands of poor students of Delhi, with a motto of "study and struggle."
He added the march is the culmination of month-long campaign and survey in more than 20 colleges of the University in which over 20, 000 students participated.
SFI has adopted a common manifesto, which was proposed by students present at a public meeting. Their manifesto for this year's election is based on surveys and meetings conducted and takes into consideration demands of students.
The guest of honour on Wednesday's public meeting was Venezuelan counsellor Juan V. Freer. He spoke about the education model and policies of the socialist country and discussed the model of 'free education system' in Cuba.
Meanwhile, SFI activists were met with some minor resistance from members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at Ramjas and KMC.