The Congress on Tuesday said the government circular querying IITs and central universities to organize rock bands operating patriotic numbers was “very funny” and “biting to the young people”.
Party agent Manish Tiwari also said the circular corrupt the command of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), which has been preferred to conduct the event.
“It is a very funny circular, to say the least. First of all, it talks about guiding a new India by 2022. To the best of my knowledge, we are calm a democratic nation and the term of this government ends in 2019.
“So, therefore, till the time they have earlier determined to subvert democracy and not hold elections in 2019, 2022 does not make any feel.”
He said that he was amazed that the firm preferred to conduct this special event in 75 institutions is the NFDC, whose sanction is to develop a disparate range of the film industry and “not to hire rock bands and send them across the nation”.
“Thirdly, this circular is biting to the young people of India.
“Aren’t there musical bands, classical societies, clubs, debating platforms and numerous other fora applicable in each and every college and university in this nation that you have to corrupt the command of the NDFC, hire some rock bands of supposedly false quality and then set up them to boost patriotism and nationalism?
“The whole construct is amusing for the lack of a better word and if this is their view for the young people of India, then, ‘God assist this country’,” he added.
The Human Resource Development Ministry has asked the institutions to host music groups as a component of the program named “Yeh India ka time hai” to celebrate 70 years of Independence and 75 years of Quit India Movement.