Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: Hundreds of students under the aegis of Students Federation of India (SFI) took out a massive rally on Wednesday in an attempt to draw the attention of the Government towards their problems.

Earlier, 25 members had taken out a bicycle rally across the district covering 1,351 km across 51 mandals in the district.

At the conclusion of the rally, SFI took out a rally from Public Gardens to the district Collectorate in the town and later held a public meeting.

Addressing the gathering, SFI district secretary Srikanth, president Gangadhar, State secretary K. Hari Kishore and others accused the Government of neglecting schools and hostels.

The dropout rate in Government educational institutions was drastic and no steps were being taken to arrest it, they said. Conditions in Government hostels were pathetic, the leaders said.

The SFI has been demanding constitution of a permanent annual revision committee on scholarships and mess charges, tuitions for poor students at hostels; filling of all vacancies in hostels and residential schools, rewards for meritorious students, repairs to all school and hostel buildings and enhancement of budget for the education sector.