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On ‘no-vehicle’ day,PU turns into car-rally zone for officials

While the Panjab University had declared the first Monday of every month as “no vehicle day” inside the campus,not many appear to be interested in observing the day.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
February 3, 2009 12:46:21 am

While the Panjab University (PU) had declared the first Monday of every month as “no vehicle day” inside the campus,not many appear to be interested in observing the day.

Though launched with the primary motive of creating awareness about the environment among people,ever since its announcement,no Monday has been a no-vehicle day for the university.

Several cars could be seen plying within the campus even today,which happened to be the first Monday of the month. Topping the list of violators was PU vice-chancellor Prof R C Sobti followed by the chairpersons of various departments.

The officials,however,never fail to list this “non-implemented venture” as one of their starry achievements during most public functions.

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In addition to the no-vehicle day commitment,it was also proposed that professors should peddle inside the university. The latter proposal,however,was never implemented.

While the officials had ‘driven’ into the campus today to attend the meeting of all heads of departments,they realised their folly when their pictures were being clicked.

Talking to Newsline,the chairperson of a department said,“It’s not that we do not wish to follow the no-vehicle day but most of the time we forget to remember it. I agree that it should be popularised more with all of us putting in some efforts.”

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