Former Punjab assembly deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh passes away at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Having started out as a leader of the All India Students’ Federation (AISSF), Bir Devinder was elected MLA for the first time from Sirhind in 1980 on a Congress ticket. He later won from the Kharar assembly constituency in 2002. He served as the deputy speaker of the Vidhan Sabha between 2003 and 2004 during the Amarinder Singh-led Congress regime in Punjab. He was expelled from the Congress in 2016 and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) in 2019. Leaders cutting across political lines expressed grief over Bir Devinder’s demise.
About the All India Students’ Federation (AISF)
The All India Students’ Federation (AISF) is a prominent student organization in India. It was founded in 1936 with the objective of advocating for the rights and welfare of students across the country. The AISF has historically been associated with the Communist Party of India and has played an active role in various student movements and struggles.
The AISF aims to address issues related to education, social justice, and democratic rights. It strives to create a conducive environment for students to pursue their studies and engage in intellectual and political discourse. The organization has been involved in campaigns for affordable education, student rights, and social equality.
The AISF organizes various programs, seminars, and protests to raise awareness about the concerns faced by students and to mobilize them for collective action. It has a presence in universities, colleges, and schools across India, and its members actively participate in student union elections.
Over the years, the AISF has contributed significantly to the student movement in India, advocating for progressive policies and challenging oppressive structures. It continues to be an influential voice representing the interests of students and working towards a more inclusive and equitable education system.