NMMTA members held a protest event at Delhi against the discriminatory guidelines (human resource) of the CEA for diagnostic laboratories.
The news of Jat agitation in Delhi, led to the cancellation of participation by several members. Despite the setback, determined members decided to proceed with the agitation.
The event was participated by members of NMMTA including teaching faculties, laboratory personnel and PG students.
After granting permission to hold procession from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the city police revoked the permission at the last minute (citing lack of police personnel).
The protest started with assembly at Jantar Mantar at 10 am. After erecting tent and laying carpet, agitating members sat and sloganeered with placards and banners.
Dr. Sridhar Rao, President addressed the participants about the importance of issue.
The agitation continued with a procession within the Jantar Mantar complex.
Copies of memorandum and press release were collected by the press, police & other ministries of the government.
Media (TV) persons covered the protest and took interview of the protesters.
Vice-President Dr. Sadanand Adiga, Jt-Secretary (E) Mr. Priyaranjan Lenka and Mr. Ayan Das visited Nirman Bhavan and submitted a memorandum addressed to the health minister. The city police arranged a vehicle for NMMTA members for this purpose.
At 12.30 pm, the protest dharna at Jantar Mantar ended. Some members left while some stayed back for the press meet.
After lunch, the press meet began at 2.30 pm at YMCA conference hall. The event was attended by both print & media journalists. The entire press-conference was video-recorded. After the conference, media persons interacted with the spokespersons. Some journalists who couldn't attend the meet held telephonic interviews. The press conference concluded with high-tea.
The 'Delhi Chalo' protest event was declared as a success. Organizers, volunteers, donors and participants were thanked for the support.
The press release was circulated to several online and print media houses.
So far, the news has appeared in 52 online portals and several newspapers (including 13 in Hindi). Here is the compilation of the links: