National Students' Union of India
|Motto||"Secularism, Democracy, Inclusive Development, Social Justice and Nationalism"|
|Formation||9 April 1971|
|Purpose||To empower the student community to create responsible citizens and leaders based on the values of democracy, secularism, liberty, quality & equality.|
|Headquarters||5, Raisina Road, New Delhi|
|Over 4 Millions|
|Bharat Kumar, Kumar Raja, Mohit Sharma|
|Shahnawaz Shaikh, Gobind Khatra, Gulab Sinh Rajput, Nigam Bhandari, Bhushan Penchalwar, Leni Jadhav, Amit Singh, Ajay Chhikara, Angellica Aribam, Hasiba Amin, Nikhil Dwivedi, Devendra Yadav,Nasir|
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) is the student wing of the Indian National Congress party, established on 9 April 1971. The organisation was founded by Indira Gandhi after merging Kerala Students Union and Chattra Parishad to form a national students' movement.
Student movement reached its apex during the struggle for independence due to strong participation of students from all sections of the society. Prior to 1950, the student activism of the Indian National Congress were carried out by the youth wing of the AICC.
The student movement in Kerala and West Bengal gained momentum and resulted in the formation of the West Bengal Chhatra Parishad and the Kerala Students’ Union under the vast Congress canvas. Taking inspiration from these, Smt Indira Gandhi laid the foundation of the NSUI on 9th April 1971 to represent the voice of millions of students irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or region.
In 2007, Rahul Gandhi brought about a revolution by democratizing the organization with open membership process and electing office bearers at all levels. This transformation process allowed many young leaders, without political background, to emerge from the grass root.
The organisation maintains a transparent process of membership. Our members elect OBs through an independently conducted and audited process of internal elections that are free, fair and absolutely democratic. NSUI, at present, has registered over 4 million members through Open Membership. Over 1,30,000 elected office bearers and formed Units in 14500 colleges across the country.on a motto of serving the student welfare is achieved through this grand network of members and young leaders.
In order to become the member of NSUI, one must be under 27 years of age, must be a student, must be a citizen of India, must not be part of any other political organisation and must not have been convicted of any criminal activity in past. NSUI categorises its members in to "Primary Members" and "Active Members". An aspiring member who applies for NSUI Membership, becomes a Primary member after his dethrough the organisation’s scrutiny process. An aspiring member or an existing Primary member who enrols 10 or
- For Students' Welfare
- For Gender Sensitivity & Equality
- For Quality in Education
- Against Inequality in Education
- For Freedom of Speech and Expression
- Seminars & Conferences (S&C)
- Panel discussions
- Seminars and conferences (both local and international)
- Study visits
- Institutional visits
- Academic Activities (AA)
- Legal research group
- Essay competitions
- International delegations
In 2013, the NSUI had several run-ins with Police. In November, two members of the NSUI were injured by police as they attempted to submit a memorandum to the district magistrate. In late November, the NSUI filed a complain with the police against Madhu Kishwar, a writer who ousted the journalist that had been allegedly sexually assaulted by Tarun Tejpal.
- u Membership terms
- NSUI students lathicharged during protest at inspector's office
- NSUI files complaint against Kishwar for tweeting survivor's name in Tejpal case
- NSUI "politicising" the atmosphere of KU
- "To 'solve' their problems, NSUI assaults Gujarat Technological University V-C". DNA. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- National Students' Union of India official site
- Official All India Congress Committee website
- Official Indian National Congress website
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