Apna Desh, Mysuru Chapter was launched by Founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement Dr. R Balasubramaniam at Vijaya Vittala Education Institution on Saturday.
Apna Desh, a revolutionary village self-help concept, born out of the ingenuity of senior IAS officer Bharat Lal Meena, has found a firm foothold in several districts of the state. It is an initiative to bring like-minded people to work in the sector of education, health, and empowerment, propagate government policies and schemes among the people. By creating the sense of “WE” instead of “I” Apna Desh volunteers will be working in the city.
Speaking on the event, Chief Secretary, State Higher Education Department, Bharat Lal Meena said that Apna Desh would try to find solution to the problems plaguing the society. Mysuru, being a cultural city has developed good human relations and it is a privilege to extend Apna Desh programme in the city. “We are looking for people who are ready to serve to enrich the society in every aspect without expecting any benefit. We have aimed to launch 100 Chapters in the state and that will be done in a phased manner”, he added.
Recruitment should be transparent: Speaking to reporters on recruitment process at Mysore University, Bharat Lal Meena said: “there are several complaints on the recruitment process in UoM and the Vice Chancellor should fill in backlog posts first. A letter has been sent to VC’s office in this regard”.
“Recruitment should be transparent. Mysore University Vice Chancellor, Professor K S Rangappa who will be demitting the office in next six months, should not take major decisions at this point of time”, he opined.
On Tussle between KSOU and UGC, Bharat Lal Meena said that he has suggested the KSOU Vice Chancellor to camp in Delhi and also expressed confidence that UGC will agree to recognition with certain terms and conditions.
Referring to programmes taken up by the education department, he mentioned that stress has been given to vocational courses to students so that they would be trained to make them fit for employment.