Gadchiroli Jan. 21 (District Correspondent) Strongly protesting the Gondwana University senate’s recent decision of naming the University Hall after RSS leader Dattaji Didolkar, various social and political organizations in the district have demanded immediate withdrawal this decision and also suspension of the senate members who passed this resolution arbitrarily without considering people’s sentiments.
Addressing a joint press conference at the Press Club here on Friday afternoon, these workers belonging to Dalit, Adiwasi and Bahujan organizations also demanded early ouster of the Vice Chancellor of the university Dr. Prashant Bokare alleging that he has been persistently working against the principles of the constitution and enforcing RSS ideology in the institution.
The said decision is a systematic design of the senate members to insult the revolutionaries in the district and the eminent personalities who have devoted their life in academic development of the district, alleged the workers further. University is a public institute and no any particular ideology can be enforced on the public and the students, they stated.
The workers reminded that there are number of revolutionaries and academicians in the two districts of Gadchiroli and Chandrapur including Veer Baburao Shedmake, Narayansingh Uike, Baburao Madavi, Shantaram Potdukhe, J. T. Patil, G. N. Munghate, Rameshchandra Munghate and others but the senate members deliberately ignored them and enforced the name of a person who has no any contribution in the districts academics nor is anyway connected to the district, pointed out the workers further.
The workers further demanded that enquiry into the entire functioning of the VC should also be conducted. Those present at the press conference were Ms. Kusum Alam, noted poetess and leader of Adiwasi Ekta Parishad, Rohidas Raut of Republican Party, Vilas Nimborkar of ANS, Raj Bansod of BRSP, Gulabrao Madavi of Baburao Madavi Smarak Samiti, Ms. Sudha Chaudhari of Mali Samaj Sangathana, Vasantrao Kulsange of Veer Baburao Shedmake Samiti, Anand Kangale of Adiwasi employees Federation, Vinod Madavi of Adiwasi Yuwa Parishad, Prashant Madavi of Gondwana Gantantra Party, Prof. Gautam Dange of Buddhist society of India, Anil Barsagade, Narendra Raipure of AIRP, Ashok Gadkari of Bouddha Mahasabha, Nagsen Khobragade of Social Education Movement, Mandeep Goradwar of Madgi Samaj Sangathana, Pratik Barsinge and many others, Pratik Dange and many others.
Meanwhile well-known litterateur Prabhu Rajgadkar, noted thinker Dr. Pramod Munghate, former senate member Adv. Govind Bhendrakar, noted litterateur Ushakiran Atram, People’s Republican Party leader Munishwar Borkar also have opposed the senate decision and have extended their full support to the demand.