June 28, 2011 3:59:46 am
Student parties are increasingly getting active due to the influx of thousands of students applying for admissions for the forthcoming sessions. Panjab University (PU) has been rendered in myriad colours with the posters and stickers of various university student bodies,in and outside the university campus.
The posters can be seen everywhere on electric poles and on the poles of street lights,nothing has been spared not even cars.
Different party workers could be easily spotted on the university campus,on Monday,distributing forms to the students. They too had printed party name stickers and pasted it on their bodies. The university authorities do not allow posters on university property other than in specified and designated places. But no party was seen following the rules and this is quiet visible in the university these days.
When the party workers were asked about flouting this rule,they started finger-pointing and blaming the other parties while defending their own parties. One of the party workers of SOPU said: We are using the stickers that were left over from last year. This year we have not got the stickers printed till now. And you can see which party is pasting the maximum stickers.
The posters as well as stickers of party names are not limited to the university premises,but can be found outside the university as well including market places,bus stops and poles on the roadside in different parts of the city. These posters have been pasted as far as the southern sectors and also in areas outside Chandigarh. However,no action has been taken.
An official at the DSW office said: The pasting of such stickers are not allowed by the university authorities. The students are not allowed to paste such stickers on the university property or on their cars and their bodies. They have been provided with the notice boards outside hostels and the departments for this exact same purpose.
When asked about the punishments for the defaulters he said: We remove the stickers and give a warning to the concerned defaulters. But,they do not pay much heed and keep carrying on. The university is not strict with them at this time because the code of conduct is defined once the date for the university elections is announced.
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