Are they students in 'true sense'?
It is observed that almost all the student leaders of various students’ bodies of the State are veterans. These student leaders mostly belong to the age group of 45 years or above. It has become an eyesore to see the same old leaders, occupying important ranks in the students’ bodies.
Also, what is worth mentioning is that all these leaders are entrepreneurs in their own way. Every now and then, these self-proclaimed leaders flaunt themselves before various news channels, putting their views forward on various issues and hoodwink the common people.
Interestingly, whenever these elderly people (student leaders) address press meets, they invite some students and are made to sit next to them. However, the genuine students keep themselves at arm’s length from these organizations and leaders.
It is high time to clean up the students’ bodies as these elderly student leaders cling on to such posts in order to fulfill their personal gains.
Bihpuria, North Lakhimpur.