Ayurved students observe token strike

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Nashik, Feb 5 (UNI) Members of the Maharashtra Ayurveda Student's Association (MASA) observed a day-long token strike in support of their various demands here today.

As many as 30 post-graduate students of the Ayurveda College here participated in the strike. They were supported by 250 under-graduate students, who also participated in the strike. This sudden strike by the students paralysed the services at the Ayurveda hospitals and patients had to suffer inconvenience.

The strike was held to highlight the demands by Ayurveda student's organistations in various parts of the state at all Government aided colleges in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola and in the city.

''We have given seven days time to the government to solve our problems and look into our demands. After that we will intensify our agitation. We will organise 'morcha' at Mantralaya in Mumbai,'' Dr Amol Pawar, MASA treasurer told UNI.

An equal stipend received by government college post-graduate medical students, financial aid for completing research and thesis, opportunities in government jobs, inclusion of Ayurveda students in projects of the Union Government, and inclusion of Ayurveda as a special subject for study in UPSC syllabus, are some of the demands of the MASA.

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