NSUI stands for “National Student’s Union Of India” is a student organization based in India.NSUI is student wing of Indian National Congress.
NSUI is today, not only India’s, but one of the world’s largest students’ movements. We represent each and every student of this country. We pursue an inclusivist, pluralist and a socialist agenda. The premiere students’ body of India represents the hopes and aspirations of millions of India students, irrespective of their caste, creed, regional, religious or linguistic identities.
The origins of students’ movement in this country dates back to the origin of the whole concept of organized movement. And so does the history of the philosophy that NSUI’s existence. Infact, history bears testimony to the fact that no movement worldwide has ever been successful without an active participation of the students. Several thousands of well-read, intelligent and capable students, who could have comfortably chased their educations mid-way and jumped the bandwagon of Mahatma Gandhi’s call, in pursuit of something much more significant. NSUI salutes this spirit and owes its existence largely to this school of thought. We take pride in being the legacy of this great movement for Indian independence.
NSUI is constituted with the aim of social empowerment, and all the programs of NSUI are aimed at development of India at every level. We organize blood donation camps, tree planting drives, education drives, etc. NSUI welcomes all students, regardless of your financial capacity, religion, caste, social status. We welcome every youngster with the intention of creating a better tomorrow, a better India for all Indians.
History Of Nsui
The origins of students movement in this country dates back to the origin of the whole concept of organized movement. Several thousands of well-read, intelligent and capable students, who could have comfortably chased their educations mid-way and jumped the bandwagon of Mahatma Gandhis call, in pursuit of something much more significant. NSUI salutes this spirit and owes its existence largely to this school of thought.
Though students had been one of the most vocal and active groups and had organized aggressively under the larger umbrella of Indian National Congress, right since early 1900′s, the first students organization, All India Students Federation (AISF) was formed in 1936.
After independence, the Congress leadership initially felt that students activism should not be linked with party-based politics politics. However, the left parties started using this to satiate their nihilist vested interests, particularly in the states of Kerala and West Bengal, where they were relatively strong. For AISF, the primary objective was to patronize students discontent, and give it form of an organized unrest. By early 1950′s, student’s unrest had virtually peaked in these states, and somehow, AISF was trying to position itself as the single champion of students causes.
Realizing the gravity that the situation was reaching the Congress Party gave a rethought to its approach towards students politics in these states. Subsequently, in 1953 and 1957, under the larger West Bengal State Chhatra Parished and Kerala Students Union (KSU) were formed in West Bengal and Kerala respectively. In the 1960′s, RSS tried to replicate the left’s idea of playing politics over students unrest in other parts of the country. ABVP came into being, and started spreading the communal and divisive venom in students. Students Politics also got majorly polarized. On the one side was the extremist, nazist right block represented by ABVP, and on the other, the other, the myopic left. With the existing equations, the larger section of Indian students, the genuinely secular, peace-loving, nationalist and democratic minded students felt alienated and unrepresented.
The idea of our beloved leader Late Smt Indira Gandhiji was to seek a crediable, mass-based representation for these students. And thus came NSUI. Though the idea was conceived in 1969 itself, NSUI was formally constituted on 9 April 1971. KSU and CP, however retained their original identity, and joined the larger NSUI fold. Over the last three decades,NSUI has redefined the whole concept of students activism through its ideology and practices. Whereas a students organization was identified by violence, chakka-jams and unrest, NSUI introduced fresh dynamism’s and standards.
NSUI have been the first to reach our fellow brethren in times of flood as well as drought, tsunami as well as earthquake. NSUI have played a participatory role with governments to implement the best practices and policies. NSUI have been a bridge between students and policy makers. NSUI have represented the Indian students quest for excellence. NSUI have stood for their rights and have fought for them.