Port Blair, Apr 11: The Two day District Convention of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Port Blair was held during 8th and 9th April 2023 in Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Pathergudda, Port Blair. The convention was inaugurated by Swami Prarthananandaji Maharaj, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission and Dr Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal, JNRM. Earlier the ABVP flag was hoisted jointly by the president ABVP, ANI, Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha and Secretary Susri Seema Kumari in the presence of students, teachers from different colleges and other invited guests. Speaking on the inaugural programme the Chief Guest Swami Prarthananandaji Maharaj, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission, Port Blair lauded the efficient working of Vidyarthi Parishad and encouraged the students to lead the country towards success and progress. The Guest of Honor, Dr Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal, JNRM, Port Blair, congratulated the ABVP for organizing the conference on “Educational Scenario of Andaman and Nicobar Islands & NEP- 2020” and also emphasized the importance of the New Education Policy citing the fact that it is a Bharat Centric education policy.
In the two day convention Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha ,President ABVP, Susri Varsha Bujone, Secretary Vivekananda Kendra, Port Blair, CA Mr. Vikas Lal Patel, Treasurer ABVP, Dr. R.V.R.Moorthy, Regional Director, IGNOU, Regional Centre Port Blair, Dr. K.Venkatasan, ABVP Vice President, Dr. Kandimuthu, Vibhag Pramukh, ABVP spoke on the topics like NEP-2020- National Expectations and Implementation strategy , Role of women in Indian society –the contribution of Sister Nivedita , Andaman History in Indian freedom struggle, ABVP and Samajik Anubhuti, ABVP and National reconstruction and current international scenario and India respectively. In this convention two resolutions – Infrastructure development for Quality Higher Education in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Social and Demographical threats and National Security Challenges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands were passed. As a part of the convention a ‘Shobha yatra’ (Student’s Procession), public reception function and a cultural program was also held in the evening. In the Public programme two students Ms. Techa, from Great Andamanese Community and Mr. Neeraj Ram from a Vanavasi Ranchi community presently studying in the first year MBBS Course in ANIIMS was felicitated by the Chief Guest of the programme Dr. G.S.Panwar, former president of ABVP, ANI (2000-2003). In the public meeting Mr. Sidhant Rai Sharma, Sushri Seema Kumari, Mr. U. Parthasarati, Sushri Anushika Baroi, and Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha spoke on the educational issues, Challenges and the need for immediate interventions from the administration to ensure the necessary infrastructural development for Quality Higher Education in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and strict vigilance on Social and Demographical threats, National Security Challenges. For the improvement in the quality of education, student’s leaders demanded for establishment of Central University and opposed the administration efforts towards establishment of a low quality Deemed University. Further students’ leaders raised demands for filling up all the teaching and non-teaching posts lying vacant under administration, basic facilities in campuses and hostels.
The District Convention of the ABVP provided an opportunity for the students to discuss on various issues pertaining to Social, educational, Students Welfare, Development and motivate them to contribute to the development of Educational Institutions for National Reconstruction.