The Haryana government has decided to reinstate the student wing in politics in colleges and university campuses after a gap of almost twenty years. Seemingly, the State government is planning to bring a lot of changes across Haryana. After the introduction of Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum, this move has come to make the student politics return back to colleges and universities. This decision is being acted upon on the recommendations of Lyngdoh Committee. The state government has shown the green flag to the student union to gear up for the upcoming college elections this year.
As soon as the current session starts, the arrangements for the elections would get initiated simultaneously. The education minister of the state, Ram Bilas Sharma, said, “Elections to student unions in colleges and universities of the State have not been conducted from last 20 years. As promised earlier, the state Government will conduct the elections during the current academic session.”
The minister further said, “A four-member committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University and Hisar Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar which would submit its report within three weeks for making arrangements for these elections.”
There would be other members included as well in the committee. The education minister has revealed that the members of this committee include Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Prof. Bijender Kumar Punia, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Prof. K C Sharma and Registrar of Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari Dr. Madan Lal. A larger body comprising of such venerated people from different universities would help gather a vast wisdom regarding such decision. These top officials could help in determining with the right points as to why the colleges need the political bodies. When such small bodies have been missing for so many years in the campuses, appropriate reasons could only be cited for their return.
The education minister has accentuated upon the need of the elections amongst the students. Given the fact that the college campuses have seen a dearth of such politics for twenty years, the need of student union has become the need of the hour. The fast pace that the county gets to witness with politics being on the top, it is nothing but natural to have a miniature political body pervading the state’s universities. The minister himself added that there has to be an infusion of leadership among the students which is important to ensure their bright future.