- Thursday, 14 June 2012 23:32
- PNS | BHUBANESWAR
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Hundreds of students marched through the streets under the leadership of AIDSO, Odisha State Council president Akshay Das, vice-presidents Subash Nayak and Ganesh Tripathy, secretary Shibasis Praharaj and other secretariat members before converging at the Lower PMG.
After demonstration and a protest meeting, a delegation submitted a memorandum, addressed to the Prime Minister, to the Governor.
All India executive body member Ashok Mishra and All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) State unit secretary Rajendra Burma speaking at the meeting said implementation of no-detention policy for students up to Class VIII by under the Right to Education Act, 2009 (RTE) led to growing negligence among the students towards study at the stage of basic education on the one hand and all-out privatisation and commercialisation of education on the other.
Recently, a massive signature campaign was conducted throughout the country and on March 14 this year a memorandum was submitted to the Prime Minister through a huge ‘March to Parliament’ with participation of more than one lakh people demanding withdrawal of the ‘No Detention Policy’.