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A worthy effort to sensitise youth



Impressive: Students of M.V.S.R Engineering college perform a cultural programme during their college festival.

We as the future of the nation keep cribbing about politics, country, our responsibilities and many other things. But who is actually responsible for all things. It is “we the people.” It is with this idea that the M.V.S.R Campus Connect organisation of M.V.S.R Engineering College came up with “We the people Fest.”

While a series of programmes were part of the festival to awaken the students the most exciting was the Big Fight involving politicians, professors, journalists and other professionals. The panellists included Jaya Prakash Narayan of Lok Satta, Prof. P.L. Vishweshwar Rao of the Department of Communication and Journalism O.U, Amarnath, Secretary of Indian Journalists Union, apart from Sarath of Jaago Re group, Venkatesh from the Art of living, Venkata Rathna from Matrusri Education Society.

The discussion was on “The role of youth in politics” with everyone agreeing that educated youngsters need to enter politics. Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan stole the show with his comments that the change cannot happen overnight. Things would be better in politics if more educated people enter into politics. “It is we the people” who can improve or worsen the country, he said. Mr. Amarnath said that changes need to begin at the grass root level and he advised the students to first vote and then participate in politics. The other Events include Desi Rock show, a ballet called “An Awakening Call” which depicted bomb blasts and communal riots. “This fest is of a different kind. It’s to awaken the youth, make them understand their responsibility as student towards the nation and bring about the change,” says Rohit Ahuja, one of the organisers. The fest also had events like Jaago Re voting campaign wherein 450 students registered as voters. “We feel we have contributed back to the society organising such events,” said Advait Singh Thakur, founder of M.V.S.R campus connect.

R. RAVIKANTH REDDY

In Hyderabad

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