Vijayamma begins 2-day Fees Deeksha

Smt. Y.S. Vijayamma undertaking 2-day Fees Deeksha at Indira Park in Hyderabad 

Hyderabad, July 18,
2013: Strongly refuting allegations that her fight on fee reimbursement is
aimed at benefiting corporate colleges, YSR Congress Party honourary president
Smt. Y.S. Vijayamma on Thursday began her 2-day Fees Deeksha at Indira Park here
demanding release of funds towards fee reimbursement.

Addressing the students
who also participated in the Deeksha along with her, she said YSRCP would
always fight on behalf of people and not curry favour with any corporate

“We always fight on
behalf of people seeking solutions to their problems. There is no necessity for
us to support any corporate organization. In the past, I undertook Fees Deeksha
on many an occasion. Even YSRC chief Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy also undertook
Deeksha several times on the issue of fee reimbursement and other problems,”
she asserted, recalling the agitations and Deekshas undertaken in the past.

Accusing Government of
allowing corporate professional colleges of collecting fees at their will and
pleasure and without any policy, Smt. Vijayamma said students are being put to
untold suffering after the Government has restricted the number of eligible
students under the scheme to the first 10,000 rankers and linking it to several

She said YSR, who was
an embodiment of credibility, assurance and aspiration, introduced the fee
reimbursement scheme with the sole aim of ensuring higher and professional
education to all poor students of all regions.

Objecting to the
Government policy of allowing some colleges to collect as much as Rs.1,13, 000
towards engineering course fee, she said poor students are being forced to bear
Rs.15,000 to Rs.85,000. “As the Government is only paying a maximum of
Rs.35,000 towards fee reimbursement, the poor students are unable to purse
their  professional courses,” she said,
adding that Government does not wake up unless people fight on issues.

The Government is yet
to release the pending amount of Rs.3000 Cr towards the fee reimbursement to
enable students pursue their studies for the present academic year, she said.

Smt. Vijayamma said the
Government is not in a position to do justice to any section of society or
region. “Once the YSRCP comes into power under the leadership of Sri Jagan
Mohan Reddy, all students will have the opportunity of pursuing their higher
studies,” she assured.

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