National Council Meet

A two-day national council meeting of the Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) plan for a decisive movement for employment against hate!

The two-days RYA National Council meeting was held in Fatehabad district of Haryana in which leaders from 18 states across the country participated. The organizational work was reviewed in the meeting and plans were chalked out for the upcoming movement for employment against hatred.

On the first day of the meeting, a workshop was organized on gender sensitization, which was taken by Shivani Nag, a faculty at Ambedkar University. The meeting emphasized on increasing the role and participation of women in the organization. Working towards making the organization more gender sensitive, it was decided to include more women in the movement and increase their participation in the organization and committees.

RYA will initiate campaign to thwart the plans of the right wing organizations to communalize the youth which we recently witnessed during Ramnavmi when violence were perpetrated in Bihar, Bengal and other areas. It was decided to celebrate April 14 as Anti-Communal Frenzy Day. The meeting planned to organize program on Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti with large participation of the youth and to propagate his ideas to the masses.

A nationwide campaign has been planned where the organization will organize village-to-village dialogues among the youth. Youth assembly will be organized at block/district/state level. An Youth Parliament will be organized before the Parliament in the monsoon session of the Parliament.

The organization planned to run cultural team, sports activities, library etc. among the youth. A plan has been made to expand the Bhagat Singh-Ambedkar school/library which is already running in working class areas.

Ravi Rai, Politburo member of CPI-ML and central in-charge of RYA, joined the meeting on the second day, said that the central government has only deceived the youth. The way BJP and its IT cell spread rumours about Tamil Nadu that made lakhs of workers to flee, are living in an atmosphere of fear today by losing their jobs. RYA will do a big mobilization of the youth on the question of dignified employment by exposing this model of BJP among the people.

Addressing the meeting, RYA National General Secretary Neeraj Kumar said that the as per the promise of the Modi government, 18 crore youth should have got employment, but the truth of these 9 years is that far from creating new employment opportunities, even the already 60 lakh vacant posts were not filled. Startup India, Skill India and Mudra Yojana have completely been proved to be a scheme to cheat the youth. The employment opportunities that were achieved in the last 70 years, on the basis of which the youth used to dream of going to government jobs, this government has auctioned those dreams too. Now there is no other way left for the youth of this country other than getting organized and begin a decisive movement against this government and throwing it out of power. That's why RYA has decided to go to village to village, organize youths and organize Youth Parliament in Delhi with huge mobilization in the monsoon session of Parliament.

Former National President of RYA Manoj Manzil and CPIML MLA in Bihar said that today the Modi government is trying to weaken the nation by attacking freedom, democracy, constitution and brotherhood. RYA will not allow it to materialize it under any circumstances and will thwart it with the solidarity of the youth.

The RYA National Council unanimously elected Aftab Alam as its National President. Addressing the council, the newly elected President Aftab Alam said that there is a need to make the organization even stronger by countering the attacks on the youth, taking into account the kind of challenges being faced by the youth today. Against hatred and frenzy across the country and to save dignified employment, freedom, constitution and brotherhood, a nationwide campaign will be held and youth will be mobilized in Delhi in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament.

Along with this, the organization has formed a 7-member Gender Sensitization Cell and a 5-member Complaint Committee, which will look into the complaints and sensitize the organization.