Joint Forum of Trade Unions and Social Organisations of Ludhiana hold protest march

Ludhiana, July 22, 2014: Joint Forum of Trade Unions and Social Organisations of Ludhiana held a protest march from Gate No.5 of the PAU in support of the agitating fishery graduates of GADVASU. They have been agitating since June 2 demanding jobs in the department of fisheries Government of Punjab.
Various speakers addressing the gathering said that it is an irony that despite these young graduates agitating for so long for their just demands the govt. has not paid any heed to them. The course of Bachelor of Fishery Sciences was started in 2008 and till now 28 graduates have passed out in three batches but not a single of them has been provided employment by the state government. The future of these graduates is dark and those who take admission to these courses in the time to come will be even more darker.
The speakers further said that the department of fishery exists in the Punjab Government and number of posts there is lying vacant, but still the govt. is not ready to absorb these graduates. The government is time and again talking of diversification through dairy, bee keeping and fisheries and the government had raised a loan from the World Bank specifically for the development of fisheries. But when it comes to giving employment to trained graduates the government is shirking its responsibility.
Speakers asked, how will the government develop fisheries without utilising new technology and utilising the trained human resources. This shows that the government is only showing off its plan of diversification but is not really interested in that.
Those who addressed the gathering include Prof. A.K. Maleri from AFDR, D.P. Maur – Joint Council of Trade Unions, Ramanjeet Lali – BSP, Jaswant Zirakh- Inqlabi Kender, Mohinder Singh Dhandari B.S.P., Gurnam Singh Sidhu (AITUC), Kewal Singh Banwait PSEB Employees Federation, Gurmail Singh Medle P.S.S.F., Vijay Narain Moulder and Steel Workers Union, J.S. Ghuman of AAP, Narinder Thakur of ABVP, Parvej of Students and Youth Inqualabi Center, Ek Laksh a Woman Organisation also spoke. Apart from this many student organisations of nearby colleges and panchs / sarpanchs of few villages also participated in to-days protest march. // ludhiana news, punjab news, india news

Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014