University vice-chancellor Prof Raj Kumar will inaugurate the three-day event to be held at an estimated of Rs 15 lakh at 2pm on February 8. Professor Karamjeet Singh, registrar, Panjab University, will be the guest of honor.
“The 11 pm curfew is a sham. The authorities like to boast about it but we can only enter till 11 pm. We cannot exit the hostels after 9 pm,” said a protester, who refused to be named. The slogans of the night were “Hostel kholo”, “PU prashasan murdabad” and “Naari mukti, sabki mukti zindabad”.
A member of committee that prepared the blueprint for the central status for PU said they gave a report on the pros and cons of getting central university status, but there were other issues such as the central government’s decision not to elevate any state university to a central university.
The committee for the promotion of the rajbhasha discussed three issues, including the MHRD circular. One of them is also the formation of a directorate of Hindi or a cell that could take up matters related to the use of Hindi.
The student group has been known among students for holding plays, debates and open general body meetings inside the campus on populist issues. But it has also remained aloof from other groups and never sought votes in an alliance like other groups.
ABVP is the first party to release the poll manifesto despite the curse of the “long weekend”. Owing to a Janmashtami holiday on Monday, student bodies will get only a day (September 4) to campaign right before the election.