Students of various corporate colleges take part in the stir

Students from various corporate colleges such as Sri Chaitanya and NRI poured out onto the MG Road (Bandar Road) in large numbers to take out a rally from the Benz Circle to Patamata ZP High School, as part of the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation here on Thursday.

The rally was led by Student’s JAC Krishna district chairman Devineni Avinash and National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) leader N.S. Raju. Addressing the students before the start of the rally, Mr. Avinash said that the protest would continue till the Congress party does not take a ‘U-Turn’ on the bifurcation of the state.

For the students of the corporate colleges it was field day and a break from the routine grind. When a couple of students were asked why they had come and joined the rally, they replied ‘Avinash anna (big brother)’ has asked us to come.

Screaming one liners such as ‘Jai Samaikyandhra’ and ‘KCR down down’, the students jostled to get into the front line so that they could find themselves in the frame of media lensmen and videographers.

Though majority of them settled for a united Andhra Pradesh, many did not have a clue on why they wanted it. When this scribed asked a few on what they knew about the background of the agitation or history behind it, they put up a blank face. A few were forthcoming to say, “We came just because we were asked to come. And after an hour we have to go back to the grind.”

Though the rally was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. sharp it started 30 minutes late only after Avinash was satisfied with the numbers. It is estimated that over 2,000 students took part in the rally. Whatever, may be the outcome of the ongoing agitation ‘Avinash anna’ appears to have made his impact as a student leader and his popularity amidst the student community is on the rise.

Siddhartha rally

Students from PB Siddhartha College (Women) also took out a huge rally from the college premises to Benz circle. The students were joined by the lecturers and members of the management. They also formed a human chain at the strategic Benz Circle to stop the traffic on all sides for a few minutes.

Novel protest

In yet another grand march for a United Andhra Pradesh, thousands of students representing several educational institutions in Pedana mandal, took out a massive procession with a 150-foot Indian tri-coloured flag here on Thursday. Pedana Municipal Commissioner K. Srinivasa Rao flagged of the march at Vijayananda Degree College amidst huge gathering of integrationists. Political leaders cutting across party lines extended their support by joining the procession, which came along the main road and ended at the Municipal Office building. Pedana town wore a festive look in the morning as the procession by students, largely school children, carrying the 150-foot tri-coloured flag went around the main streets. The students raised their voice against the UPA decision of carving out of Telangana and stressed the historical need for Andhra Pradesh to remain united forever in the protest organised by the members of Samaikhyandhra JAC. Nandigama Government High School English Teacher Utukuri Subba Rao who has active in the ongoing protests for United Andhra in Pedana mandal sponsored the flag. Mr. Subba Rao led the march and expressed his deep concern over the UPA decision. The students from Vijayananda Junior and Degree College, Pedana, Vasavi Engineering College and other colleges participated enthusiastically.