AISA’s Young India Referendum Takes Student Voices Nationwide for 2024 Poll Agenda

By Youth24x7

All India Students Association (AISA) conducted a ballot on Wednesday at Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, and various other universities nationwide. The purpose was to gather students’ opinions on education-related issues to incorporate them into the agenda for the upcoming general elections.

Under the initiative termed as the ‘Young India Referendum,’ voting will continue until February 9 in both public and private universities across India. The outcomes will be forwarded to the central government to be considered in the agenda for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

The referendum seeks to gauge students’ views on significant matters such as public-funded education, escalating fees, unemployment concerns, centralization of entrance exams, and the erosion of educational standards, as per an official statement by AISA.

The results of the voting will be made public on February 9, marking the culmination of the polling process across sixty universities spanning multiple states.

The first day of polling witnessed the referendum taking place in various prominent universities including University of Allahabad, Veer Kunwar Singh University (Ara), Patna University, BN Mandal University (Bihar), Lalit Narayan Mithila University (Bihar), SK University (Andhra Pradesh), Dr. Abdul Haq Urdu University (Andhra Pradesh), Bengaluru University, Sri Krishnadevaraya University (Karnataka), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), ICFAI University (Tripura), Hemchand Yadav University (Chhattisgarh), Azim Premji University, Manipal University, and others.

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