Press Release on MeDeVision 2018 Conference Chennai

Tamil Nadu Govt’s vote bank politics against medical students condemnable    Date 18 April 2018

ABVP condemns the undemocratic and oppressive approach of the Tamil Nadu State in hampering the medical & dental students’ initiative ‘MeDeVision’ which was organising its flagship annual conference in Chennai on 21st & 22nd April 2018.

On assurance of collaboration from the Dr MGR University, Chennai ‘MeDeVision 2018 Conference’ was being organised by group of medical & dental students to promote medical education and to inculcate social service values among students of allopathy. ABVP as usual supported this great initiative in health sciences.

However, the State Government of Tamil Nadu, in pursuance of its vindictive and oppressive practice of suppressing democratic and social initiatives, had mounted political pressure over the co-organizer institution and made them cancel the permission for the said event at the last minute, despite large scale preparations and arrangements already in place.

This act of TN government is unconstitutional and in utter violation of the fundamental rights enshrined and conferred by the Constitution. And, the political blame game on ABVP as supporting partner to this initiative has led to vicious attack on medical students. Which, ABVP is an independent and registered students' organization, working for the protection and welfare of the Students’ Rights across the country since 1948, condemns in strongest possible terms. ABVP has been spreading the spirit of national integration and welfare among the students and youth in a democratic manner. Organisation is committed to fight the issue in a lawful manner and will seek legal course in the said matter.

‘MeDeVision 2018: All India Medical and Dental Students' Conference’ was scheduled to be held in Chennai on 21-22 April, 2018. This annual student initiative, where around 1500 doctors and academicians from all over the country confirmed participation for the two-day event, which includes various thematic sessions on dimensions of Medical Science and Education, followed by a free medical camp for the public.