Jamia students' to-do list for Modi 3.0

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Aasha Khosa | Date 09-06-2024
Jamia Milia islamia Students
Jamia Milia islamia Students


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Narendra Modi is poised to take over the reins of the country as Prime Minister for the third time. With this, people's expectations are also rising. Awaz-the Voice spoke with the students of the central university Jamia Millia Islamia to find out what are their expectations from the new government to be headed by Narendra Modi with the support of regional parties.

The students unanimously asked the government to create more employment and livelihood opportunities.

Munawwar from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, a PhD scholar in the Political Science department of the university says, “In his third stint, Narendra Modi should put less emphasis on privatization. Instead, his government should encourage and promote the growth of the public sector. Or maybe he can strike a balance between the public sector and privatization as it is the need of the hour as is the need of the hour".

He said that the Modi government should hasten the delivery of the schemes meant for the welfare of the poor so that its reach benefits the p[oor when they need it the most. This will increase the trust of the public towards the government. This is a better opportunity to bring the marginalized people into the mainstream.

Mudassir from Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, who is pursuing a Masters in Mass Communication says that the government should focus on improving the system of universities so that the students of the country can perform better in higher education and bring glory to India on international platforms.

The government should bring new courses in the university accordingly. If we have to compete with the world, then the education system will have to be improved. 

Raza and Yasir from the engineering department of Jamia Millia Islamia also spoke to Awaz-The Voice on this issue.

Raza is a resident of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He thinks that the government should do concrete work and scrape schemes like Agniveer. Given the increasing threats to India’s national security, there is a need to strengthen the army. He believes that more recruitment should be done in the army. ‘The youth is not satisfied with the Agniveer scheme,” he said.

He also urged PM Narendra Modi to deal strictly with problems like frequent leaking of the question papers of crucial examinations. Due to this young people lose a lot of time.

Yasir of Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, stressed increasing Muslim participation in the BJP and the government so that the community’s feeling of isolated ends. “Everyone's participation in power is necessary for a strong democracy,” he said.

Yasir said, “In the last 10 years, the government has put a lot of emphasis on startups. This is good. This can overcome the lack of jobs, but most startups are service providers. The government should promote manufacturing startups so that more jobs are created.”

Shahid, who comes from a farming family and is doing a Masters in Political Science from Jamia, said that the government needs to do more work for the farmers. The old demands of the farmers should be accepted.

“In his previous tenure, Prime Minister Modi had started the Kisan Fasal Bima Yojana, which is good. However, not all farmers are getting its benefits. The government should see how to implement it successfully on the ground,” he said.

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“The farmers of the country are troubled. They are not getting the right price for their crops. Stray animals spoil their hard-earned crops standing in the fields. Prime Minister Modi should also think about these problems of the farmers.”