Bhubaneswar: On the nineteenth day of their strike on Friday, college students pursuing B.sc Forestry programs on the Odisha College of Agriculture Know-how (OUAT) threatened to immolate themselves on the Odisha Meeting over academic qualification standards for choice into completely different posts beneath the Odisha Forest Service (OFS).
The protest has unfold to the decrease PMG sq. from the campus by Friday.
The demand of the scholars contains the appointment of a everlasting Dean and 100% reservation for B.Sc Forestry college students within the appointment of ACFs and Rangers.
Placing forth their demand, a protesting pupil, Ankit Tripathy mentioned, “We’ve got been cooperating with the federal government since final 12 years to fulfil our calls for, however their (govt’s) gross apathy has compelled us to launch a protest right here.”
“There isn’t any motive why a Forestry pupil can not qualify for the place of ACF or Ranger. If the federal government doesn’t assume us eligible sufficient, then it ought to abolish the course altogether,” rued an offended Ankit, a pupil.
The marathon protest that was marked by boot sprucing to sweeping the streets by college students, has been garnering help from numerous quarters after Congress MLA, Suresh Routray visited the protest web site on Friday and prolonged his get together’s help for the trigger.
“I don’t see why a skilled pupil in Forestry can not apply for Forest Division jobs. I feel their calls for are real and I’ll put stress on the federal government to contemplate their demand on the earliest,” mentioned Routray.
It could be recalled that the revolutionary protest by the scholars who resorted to shining footwear and sweeping streets, had drawn the instant consideration of the media and empathy from residents.