Stu­dents, author­i­ties and Delhi Po­lice all pre­pared for DU’s Day 1

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ruchika Garg ruchika.garg@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

PHOTO: SAUMYA KHAN­DEL­WAL/HT

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