If change is the new mantra of the day, can youths be left far behind?
Keeping this point in mind, Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of Trinamool Congress, has come up with an innovative idea of a mobile stage, equipped with stereophonic sound system, hi-tech projector and a laptop.
This new-age tableau will visit various colleges across Kolkata and nearby districts. It is also scheduled to visit Jangalmahal, where they still do not have the permission to put up stages or use microphones.
Leaders of the Chhatra Parishad, however, refuse to divulge the details of the expenditure involved. “We will submit all costs involved once the campaigning gets over,” says Shanku Deb Panda, president of the Parishad.
The theme of the presentation is Chalo Badlai (lets change), reflecting the thoughts and philosophy of the Parishad. The presentation has been put up on a vehicle that will visit various places across the city and state. A banner on the vehicle reads ‘aamader gati aanbe pragati’ (our pace will bring in progress).
“We have a simple motive—to reach out to the youngsters and make them aware of the work we do, ideologies we follow and kind of change we are looking for,” added Panda.
“Local leaders, especially the young ones, will be involved in the presentation. This has been done to motivate students and to make them understand that we want reform and not revenge,” says Panda. One of the various slogans in the presentation reads “Badalate Chai, Badala Chai Na”. “The idea has been conceptualised by us. The Parishad wanted something custom-made for the young bloods. They will be given an idea of our philosophy. The Parishad aims to project it in an interesting manner,” says Shiladitya Chowdhury from Sagittarius Inc, the company involved in the presentation designing.
The presentation is still being fabricated. It will also have a blank board with signatures of students across the city and districts. “We will gift the board to Didi once she wins the polls,” says Panda. Shubhendu Adhikary will inaugurate the presentation on Monday.