Youth Affairs

World Festival of Youth & Students: Carrying Forward the Legacy of Anti-Imperialist Struggle

THE 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) was held in October in Sochi, Russia. More than 20,000 delegates from more than 150 countries participated in the festival and pledged to continue their relentless struggle to achieve peace, solidarity and social justice, with uncompromising fight against all imperialist tendencies in the present world order.

SFI Supports Bandh in Bihar against Anarchy in Education System

Statement of the Students’ Federation of India   

THE recently declared intermediate results of Bihar State Education Board (BSEB) has yet again brought to fore the deep crisis and anarchy afflicting the education system in the state. In spite of the last year’s ‘topper scam’ which made headlines across the nation, the state government has remained negligent towards filling the vacant teaching posts, ensuring regular conduct of classes and checking the rampant ‘examination mafia’ in the state.

Students’ March against Attacks on Education, Democracy & Social Justice

THE Modi government has completed two-and-a-half years. The promise of ‘achhe din’ has vanished long ago and instead of that, we are seeing an all-out attack on the life and livelihoods of common people. Students and youths had voted in large numbers for BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the hope that it would provide relief from the unrelenting miseries imposed by the Congress rule. However, the experience of these two-and-a-half years has proved to be contrary. This government has relegated education and employment -- the two prime agendas of the students in this country.

SFI Condemns ‘Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan’

THE central executive committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) in a statement issued on December 8 has noted that the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has shamelessly directed all higher educational institutions to launch campaigns in the name of ‘Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan’ using students and faculty members to campaign in favour of demonetisation from December 12- January 12. This is being done at a time when the drastic economic effects of demonetisation are being felt across the country, with the poor sections feeling the brunt of the attack. 

Student & Youth Activists Foil Rightwing Conspiracy, Hold Massive Assembly in Mumbai

A MASSIVE ‘Student-Youth Assembly Against Discrimination’ raising the slogan “Defeat Fascism, Defend the Republic” was held in Mumbai on April 23 by a joint platform committee consisting of six student organisations, Students’ Federation of India (SFI), All India Students Federation (AISF), Progress Students Front (PSF) of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, All India Students Association (AISA), Chhatrabharati, All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) and four youth organisations, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), All India Youth Federation (AIYF), Revolutionary Youth A

Youth Organisations Hold Convention against Communalism

THIRTEEN youth organisations -- Democratic Youth Federation of India, All India Youth Federation, Revolutionary Youth Front, All India Youth League, Revolutionary Youth Association, RJD Youth Wing, JDU Youth Wing, NYC, MDMK Youth Wing, VCK Youth Wing, and HNES held a convention on March 21 and unanimously passed a resolution that strongly condemned the attack on universities, students and youth of our country spearheaded by Sangh Parivar and sponsored by Narendra Modi government.

Student Organisations to Hold ‘Delhi Chalo’ on March 18

The national organisations of students – All India Students’ Association (AISA), All India Students’ Federation (AISF), All India Students’ Block (AISB), Chhatra Parishad, JD (U), Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Student Front for Swaraj (SFS) – have jointly issued the following statement on February 28.

SFI: BJP-led NDA Govt’s War on Students Continues

The union budget is a continuation of the BJP-led NDA government’s war on the students of the country.

The share of expenditure on education as a percentage of the total central budget is just 3.6 percent, which is 0.2 percent less than the revised estimates for the year 2015-16. The same figure in terms of the percentage of the total GDP, is a meagre 0.5 percent.

Allocations for school education have been cut from Rs 69,794 crores in 2015-16 to Rs 63,826 crores.

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