VISAKHAPATNAM: Senior Communist leader and Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar visited GITAM University here Saturday along with CPI (M) politburo member and Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury. The duo paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the campus and then interacted with the teaching faculty of the university.
Manik Sarkar suggested that the varsities should guide the younger generation towards becoming responsible citizens with a human face, for the society needs truthful, transparent, honest and good human beings who are also educated. He observed that the human resource in the country was isolating even from family members. The younger generation must be patriotic and serve the nation with high values, he felt. He also appreciated the GITAM University for hosting the party cadre during the party meetings.
Sitaram Yechury averred that the Indian youth, despite being highly talented, were not finding the right platform for further elevation. He stressed on forming proper policies to tap the talent of Indian youth.
GITAM vice-chancellor G Subrahmanyam, pro vice-chancellor D Harinarayana and registrar M Potharaju welcomed the duo. Later, the vice-chancellor briefed them about the varsity. Communist leaders Madhu and Narasinga Rao were also present.