Mumbai: The second half of Saturday saw extended traffic jams on the city's roads as 12,000-plus Yuva Sena workers along with their chief Aaditya Thackeray gathered in south Mumbai for a rally to raise student demands. The march started from Girgaon Choupati and ended at Islam Gymkhana at Marine lines.
"When in 2014 power changed in the state, we had high hopes from the new government, but students issues are still not been dealt with priority. Thus we decided to take out this protest march," said Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray.
This march was called to raise parents' concern regarding fee hike, heavyweight of school bags and digitalisation of school syllabus. Sena claims there were more than ten thousand people including school children and teachers participating in the rally.
Though Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackery said that the rally was not to protest against the government, slogans were raised against education minister. After Sena Chief targeted BJP in his Dussehra rally now it's Yuva Sena Aditya. Thackery's protest March against state education system and students problem. In his address Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackery demanded for a helpline for students to share their grievances.
Thackeray even weighed an 8th std school bag and said that it was too heavy in comparison to the tabs that Shiv Sena is promoting. "We are only talking about Digital India but what about implementing it. Why can't government provide tabs to all school children which can help to reduce weight of bags. I have asked this question several times but haven't recived any answer yet." said Aditya Thackeray.