Mysore, July 28 (JP)- To come up with effective strategies given the changing socio-economic and political scenario, the Students Federation of India (SFI) has organised a four-day study camp for SFI activists from four Southern States in the city, announced H.R. Naveen Kumar, SFI State President, at a press conference here yesterday.

Around 400 SFI activists are expected to attend the camp which will commence on July 31 and conclude on Aug 3.

Naveen Kumar said that Rajya Sabha Member and CPI(M) politburo spokesperson Sitaram Yechury will deliver the inaugural address of the ‘Open Session’ of the camp at Dasara Exhibition Grounds at 12 noon on July 31. Before the Open Session, SFI activists will take out a procession near the Town Hall at 11 am.

Naveen Kumar said that the formal study camp which will commence on the morning of August 1 at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry will be inaugurated by former SFI National Secretary, Nilotpal Basu, in the presence of former SFI President and Member of Parliament P.K. Biju. The open discussion on “State of the present education system” on the evening of Aug. 1 will be inaugurated by Mayor Sandesh Swamy. Thomas Joseph, Principal Secretary, Kerala’s Department of Higher Education, will deliver the keynote address, followed by a talk by Nilotpal Basu on “Emerging challenges before the students movement.” Kerala Finance Minister T. Thomas Isaac will speak on “Reforms in Higher Education under the United Progressive Alliance II.”

Noted historian K.N. Panikkar will speak on “Capitalism, culture and media” in the morning session on Aug. 2 and in the evening session, Ritabrato Banerjee, National Secretary, SFI, will speak on “SFI programme and organisation.”

Cultural programmes will be presented by the representatives of the four States along with a special programme by noted theatre activist H.Janardhan (Janni). The valedictory address will be delivered by Thomas Isaac, focussing on “The politics of globalization.” L. Jagannath, District Secretary, CPI (M), will be the chief guest and Shivadasan, National Secretary, SFI, will preside.

According to Naveen Kumar, theatre personality C. Basavalingaiah, journalist Rajashekara Koti, writer Prof. Shivaramu Kadanakuppe, former MLA Sriram Reddy, SFI State Secretary N. Anantha Nayak will be attending the study camp.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore