Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The State-level Dalit students' convention, organised by the All India Catholic University Federation, has made a plea to include human rights as a compulsory subject in the syllabi for schools and colleges. This was one of the 20 resolutions adopted at the convention held here recently.

It also demanded filling all teaching posts lying vacant in schools and colleges. The convention, through another resolution, urged the Government to disburse scholarship and loan scholarship to school and college students in the beginning of academic year, to facilitate them to continue their studies without any hitch or stress.

On the reservation in job and educational opportunities in both government and private sectors, the convention said the reservation policy should be on the basis of the population of the community concerned.

The theme of the convention was `Towards total human liberation through Dalit leadership'.

Participating in the valedictory function, the Commissioner, Disciplinary Proceedings, Chennai, A. Sivakami, stressed the need to abolish caste system.

The Founder of International Dr. Ambedkar Centenary Movement, Fr. Yesu Marian, was among those who spoke.