Cops shoo away meritorious students from Raj Bhawan in Bhopal

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2014 20:58 IST

Meritorious students were shooed away by the police and made to wait for three to four hours to get Chancellor’s scholarship on Monday because of some last-minute changes in the programme that was organised by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) at Raj Bhavan on Monday.

Students and their parents from across the state reached the Raj Bhavan at 12.30pm to attend the programme which was scheduled to be held at 1pm but the security officers stopped them at the gate and shooed them away.

When they wanted to know the reasons, security officers told them that the programme has got delayed as no media interaction was held by the Governor House before the scholarship distribution function.

So, just before the main function the Governor House held a media interaction programme which caused the delay, the security officers said.

Students waited for hours outside Raj Bhavan. A father of a student, who had come from Khandwa, said, "I was waiting for three hours. If they had changed the schedule, they should have informed in advance. The students, who have come from different parts of state for felicitation programme, were chased away by police personnel. The behavior of security officers was really unacceptable".

However, any official from Governor House refused to comment on the incident.

The programme started at 4.30pm and governor Ram Naresh Yadav conferred students with Chancellor’s scholarship.

Principal secretary (technical education) Sanjay Singh and principal secretary to governor Vinod Semwal and university professors were present at the function.

Higher education minister Umashankar Gupta and vice-chancellor Piyush Trivedi also addressed the function. The Governor gave away scholarships to 250 students.

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