'Right to Education Bill soon'

Five-day camp for rural youth commences at Mangalore University campus

 Speaking after inaugurating the ‘Yuva Mangala’, a five day-long training camp for rural youths, organised by the Mangalore University at the university campus near here on Saturday, he said that no child will be deprived of its right to education once the bill was passed. Similarly, parents also cannot force their wards to discontinue their education as per the Bill, he said adding that the Bill will be passed in the Parliament before the end current session.

Oscar said that the implementation of Right to Employment through National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was an outstanding achievement in India after the Independence.

Families below poverty line are guaranteed Rs 10,000 a year through the scheme, he added.

Oscar said that the nation should be geared up for a second Green Revolution. Similarly, people also should join hands to eliminate poverty in the nation. The talent in Indian youths in the fields of IT, BT and other technologies has been well appreciated across the world, especially in America.

Hence, youth has a major role to play in the development of the nation, he added. Former MLA and freedom fighter B V Kakkilaya said that there is no use in passing annual budgets, if the government is not capable of providing opportunity for students to pursue higher education. Students who completed education in government institutions also are scaling greater heights in their careers.

“A bloodless revolution should be launched to oppose all anti-people policies of the government,” he emphasised. “Damaging public property or creating havoc cannot be called a revolution. But at the same time, revolution should be a response by the people, through which mankind should be benefited,” he added.

Mangalore University Vice-chancellor Prof K M Kaveriappa presided. MLC Prathapchandra Shetty, former MP Vinayakumar Sorake and Blossom Fernandes were present.

‘M’lore-B’lore day train soon’

Former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes said that the proposal of introducing a day train between Mangalore and Yashawanthpur will be realised soon.

“I have discussed the issue with the Railway Ministry. The Railway Ministry is working out on the matter. Let us hope that the train will be a reality soon,” Oscar said.

Talking about the demand for the setting up of a Regional Passport Office in Mangalore, Oscar said “we have already made our representation to the Ministry. We will do our best to see that a Regional Passport Office is set up in Mangalore.”

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