अक्तूबर 18, 2010

Irate students lock up polytechnic

Sirsa, September 11
Alleging that no teaching work took place for the past one month due to a strike by teachers, irate students today locked up their institution, Government Polytechnic, on the local Rania Road.

Led by Roshan Lal Suchan, state convener of the All-India Students Federation (AISF), the students sat in dharna outside the college building after locking it from outside. “There has been no teaching work in Government Polytechnic for the past one month.
Teachers have been on strike, but the state government has not been listening to their demands thereby leaving students to suffer,” Suchan alleged, while addressing the protesting students.
He said the students would wait till Monday, after which they would launch an agitation against the government.
He said the teachers had assured them that they would teach overtime to complete their syllabi but that would happen only after their issues were addressed by the government.
The striking students also demanded better academic facilities and environment.
Among other things, they sought demanded filling of vacant posts of teachers, providing sufficient furniture for students and opening of a canteen in their institution.