NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday appealed to the striking medical students to call off their strike.

I request students to call off their agitation. They should have faith in the government to protect the legitimate interests of all sections of the student community,” the prime minister said at a function to mark the second anniversary of the United Progressive Alliance coalition.

Appealing to the agitating students protesting against proposed reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutes, he said the government would work towards “a fair, just and inclusive” education system and no deserving student would be denied an opportunity.

He said the youth of the country had to build a stronger and more dynamic India.