(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 03, 2012
Ambedkar Centre to Expand Its Activities
INSPIRED by the success it scored in regard to the
written exam for clerical positions in banks, the Dr Ambedkar
Education and Employment Coaching Centre is now set to expand
its activities. It has now established new centres at
The Dr Ambedkar Education and Employment Coaching Centre was formed by the Tamilnadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF).
The Ambedkar Centre is careful about its planning because any gap in the coaching to be arranged for the aspirants may damage their prospects. Hence, most of the centres have continued the coaching classes in different ways. Some centres have arranged for Spoken English classes and some have continued classes for bank exams.
In the meantime, the centre at
With the help of the LIC Women's Sub-Committee of the All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA), the library was given a computer and also one inverter for providing uninterrupted power supply. A basic computer course is now going to start there. As it was the summer vacation, five cricket teams consisting of 60 boys were formed. They are of 11 to 13 years old of age. Five sets of cricket kits were provided by the Auto Rickshaw Drivers Association (CITU). A plan to conduct a cricket tournament for these teams is in the pipeline. The boys are being encouraged to speak in English during the play. There is also a plan to make them study just after the play. After having analysed this experience, the centre is planning to replicate it in some more areas.
Now the Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released the calendar for the examinations that will be held this year. This is definitely advantageous for the youth, as they can now better plan for the examinations. The Ambedkar Centre is also encouraging the aspirants to get prepared well. Many centres under it have helped them in registering online since the procedure of sending applications by post is now no more in vogue. Awareness about online registrations has thus struck some root in this period. Without this guidance, there was indeed the possibility of many dalit candidates failing to register online and thus being left out of the race. The Ambedkar Centre is well seized of this problem.
It is also to be noted that the number of teachers in the coaching centre is increasing by the day. At the moment the centre has more than 100 teachers who voluntarily came forward and are rendering their services free. Even some of the teachers, who are giving private tuitions on payment basis, have come forward to conduct classes free of cost as the Ambedkar Centre’s efforts are social oriented. As the meeting of the TNUEF state committee is to be convened in the first week of June, discussion about some more initiatives is expected.