Tribal youths oppose handing over schools to corporates.

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Mr. vinod Madavi and other tribal youths seen in the meeting.

Gadchiroli Sept. 23 (District Correspondent) Akhil Bhartiya Adiwasi yuwa Parishad, a tribal youth’s organization and Gram Sabhas in the district have come forward against the state government’s policy of handing over government schools to the private sector and also malpractices and corruption in various recruitments being done by the government through private companies.

A meeting of the Parishad was held at a remote village of Potegaon recently under the chairmanship of its district chief Vinod Madavi in which large number of youths from interior areas of the district participated and strongly condemned the government decisions.

Both these decisions are against the interests of the tribals, Dalits and backward classes as the children of these communities are most likely to remain deprived of the basic right of education once the primary education is handed over to corporate houses. The decision should therefore be withdrawn immediately, it was demanded.

The issue of recruitment through private companies which has been charging heavy examination fees was also discussed in the meeting and the youths stongly opposed it demanding that these recruitments should be conducted by the state government itself in a transparent manner. The fees should be minimised to Rs. 100 in place of the present fees of Rs. 1,000 and the exam. centers should be allotted near the places of the candidates; it was further demanded.

The other problems of the people were also discussed in detail in the meeting and it was resolved to launch intensive agitation for pressing up these issues.

Sanku Potavi from Marda, Surekha Madavi, Sarpanch of Sawela, Ashok Kumare from Potegaon, Jamgaon, Devrao Halami from Kalshi, Madhukar Parsa, Mahesh Halami Gram Sabha President and Secretary Gram Sabha  Nagveli, Nagveli, Shantaram Usendiuwa from Devapur, Pankaj Tumrety of Jaller, Nagesh Narote from Jalgaon, Dhanraj Kulmethe from Rajoli, Sainath Raisidam, Kapil Narote Keligata, Irfan Khalko, Dilasa Kindo from Korkuti, Rajendra Usendi Kanhalgaon, Santosh Wadde Gram Sabha President Tohgaon, Sandeep Gota from Savela, Bandu Potavi from Potegaon, Amit Narote Gram Sabha President Korkuti and other activists were present in large numbers.

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