The Students Federation of India (SFI) is organising a two-day State-level convention of hostel students here from Tuesday to discuss the problems in hostels and to chalk out solutions for them, SFI State secretary Hulli Umesh told presspersons here on Monday.

The inauguration will be at 11.30 a.m. at T. Chennaiah Rangamandira. He said their major demands include allocation of more funds for hostels to provide infrastructure and adequate food, and increasing intake for hostels.

Seminars on ‘Anti-Dalit approaches of religious scriptures’ and ‘The politics of reservation and privatisation in education and employment’ are being held, Mr. Umesh said.

A report on the status of hostels in Karnataka will be released at the convention, Mr. Umesh added.

SFI district president V. Ambarish and secretary K. Vasudeva Reddy were present.

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