Somnath Lohar to contest for president of Nationalist Students Congress Party

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Pune/Solapur, June 24, 2020: Somnath Lohar, president of Nationalist Student Congress Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU) is all contest for the state president of the Nationalist Students Congress Party.

Lohar was born to a farmer in Solapur district. His family’s financial condition was extremely weak, but because of his stubborn grandfather, he was sent to Pune to pursue his further education.

While preparing for the UPSC exam, Lohar got interested in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar, who is his role model since his childhood.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Student Congress Savitribai Phule Pune University unit gave him the responsibility to work as the president. While being active and carrying out his duties, Lohar was given the title of NCP’s Sarvesarva Sharad Chandra Pawar.

Lohar has raised his voice against many issues of students including the SPPU’s rechecking methods, earn and learn scheme and the hostel mess as well. After that, Lohar had organised a protest march which was held in the presence of 1600-2000 students in the presence of Member of Parliament (MP) Supriya Sule. However, due to several arrests and cases, he was permanently removed from the examination.

Sayali Anup Chaturvedi, a student of Zeal College of Engineering Pune, said, “If I would think about justice in university it is equal to impossible. Still, this perception of mine changed only because of Somnath Lohar. He is truly a leader and stood for me till I got justice from the university. He empathises with the students and helps them to get what they deserve. Against all the odds Somnath Dada is the only person in the university who helps and leads students the right way. He truly deserves the president’s position so that he would help and guide more students like me in a better way.”

Sonu Kumar, a student of Sinhgad Institute of Technology, said, “Somnath has helped me when I needed it the most. I had a backlog and the teacher wouldn’t give me marks no matter how much I tried. But there was one person who believed in me and today I have my bachelor’s degree. All credits go to Somnath.”