August 28, 2015
New generation of leaders must emerge from students: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Congress Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee today addressed the young party activists belonging to Trinamool Chhatra Parishad at a rally held near the Gandhi statue on Mayo Road in Kolkata.
Every year a rally is held at this venue to commemorate the foundation day of the students’ wing of the party – Trinamool Chhatra Parishad.
Lakhs of students owing allegiance to Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad in different colleges across the State took part in this programme to take guidance from the senior leadership of the party.
“I am proud that I entered politics through student activism. I want a new generation of leaders to emerge from you. নতুন প্রজন্ম ধরো হাল ভারতের ঘরে ঘরে” she said while addressing the students.
Mamata Banerjee reiterated that discipline was the key for student activists. She said: “We are pro-democracy. We will support democratic protests. We will not support those who try to incite violence.”
“Being a political activist does not mean you will engage in violence. TMCP activists must be beacons of culture and discipline,” she added.
“Short term political activism is of no value. Join politics if you are serious about long-term goals,” she advised the young activists.
Stressing on the importance of respecting elders, the Chairperson said: I do not support those who disrespect teachers and hurt the Maa Mati Manush. Students must respect their teachers. If you do not show respect to elders now, you will not get respect in future.”