Odisha Students To March Over 200 Kms To Meet CM Naveen

Balasore: The students of integrated B.Ed and M.Ed programme under Fakirmohan University and the North Odisha University in Balasore took to streets on Tuesday protesting government’s decision to bar them from appearing in Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET).

The agitating students took out the rally from Remuna circle in the city and will reportedly continue the march till they reach Lokseva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

The students reportedly want to meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and appraise him about their problems.

Speaking to OTV, a student said, “We are supposed to be the back bone of educational system. We want to ask the Chief Minister whether the word ‘Teacher’ comes under his 5T model of governance.”

Another agitating student said, “Despite repeated requests, the State government has turned a blind eye to our demands. When we reach Bhubaneswar, we will see if the government really cares for the students.”