Students, authorities and Delhi Police all prepared for DU’s Day 1
Day one (July 20) of the new academic session at Delhi University (DU) is approaching. And everyone — from the various college authorities and societies to student political parties and even the Delhi Police — is working towards ensuring a smooth run for the anxious fuchchas.
“We’ll welcome the freshers with chocolates and roses, and brief them about the syllabus and course details,” says Shauryaveer Singh, a student of Campus Law Centre and a member of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI).
For safety and a raggingfree campus, the student political wing has made a list of locations where CCTV cameras are required. “We have noted down 23 locations to ensure security, especially for the girls,” adds Singh.
Some drama always helps! So, besides orientation programmes, fuchchas can expect anti-ragging plays on campus. Dr Rama, principal of Hans Raj College, shares, “The seniors students will stage plays on the anti-ragging theme. A committee of teachers will also monitor the college premises to prevent bullying.”
Above all, Delhi Police plans to tighten vigilance. “We will deploy more female officers, dressed in casuals, in the campus. Women helpdesks will be established at Arts Faculty, Miranda House, Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College and Hans Raj College. We will coordinate with the anti-ragging committees of colleges,” says Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North). More so, the Delhi Metro has been requested to make announcements in trains and stations about DU being intolerant towards ragging,” reads a release issued by the varsity.