Dr. Nagesh Thakur (Shimla) and Vinay Bidre (Bengaluru) re-elected unanimously as National President and General Secretary respectively of ABVP, the Premier student organization of the nation for the next consecutive Session 2016-17.
This is announced today by election officer Prof. P. Muralimanohar at ABVP Central office, Mumbai. The term of both the newly elected office bearers will be for one year. They will take charge of their responsibilities in 62nd National Conference of ABVP scheduled to begin from 24-27 Dec. 2016 at Indore (Madhya Bharat).
Dr. Nagesh Thakur basically belongs to Joginder Nagar in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Since his student life, he played a decisive role in student movement. After completing PhD in physics from Himachal University, He is now working as professor in same university & his more than 75 research papers in the field of physics have been published in national and international journals. He has deep understanding on various educational issues. Besides, this he is very resourceful over issues like Tibet, terrorism in Kashmir and Punjab, moral values & ethics among youth etc. He emerged as an ideologue in the hilly state Himachal by successfully defeating leftist movement through nationalist student movement. Under his guidance ABVP has set new standards in working method (Karya-paddhati) & developing good workers. He was elected as state president & also nominated as National vice president from 2004- 2007. He has been re-elected as National President for this session (2016-17).
Vinay Bidre hails from Bidre village of the Tumkur district of Karnataka province and has been in contact with ABVP since 1998 from his student days. He holds Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and in Journalism. In the past, he has served as the President of the student union of Tumkur College and has also served as Karnataka’s State Secretary and National Secretary of ABVP. He has successfully led several social and educational movements. He has played an important role in resolving many educational problems of students in Karnataka. From the movement against anomalies in the competitive exams organized for professional courses, to a serious study of the problems of tribal hostels, he has successfully led various student movements. He has also visited China as a member in the delegation of the Youth and Sports’ ministry, Government of India in 2014. He is a decisive driving force for successfully taking forward the ABVP’s fight against forces involved in antinational & socially divisive activities, to safeguard the National dignity. Presently he is also handling the organisational matters of Karnataka, AP and Telengana as Joint Zonal Organising Secretary. He has been re-elected as National General Secretary for this session (2016-17).