Different organisations contesting the coming Panjab University campus student council (PUCSC) election are leaving no stone unturned to woo girl students since they make around 70% of the 13,000 students enrolled with the varsity.
Not surprisingly, Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) has fielded Rita Ghail, a LLM final year student, for the post of president to tap this "girl power".
Several girl students have also been fielded by different student bodies for other posts.
Girl students are also in the forefront while campaigning in support of different student organisations, moving around energetically on the campus to canvass votes.
Rita, who is a new entrant to the student politics, said that the varsity lacked a proper system to deal with sexual harassment cases. The issue would top her agenda to get created a cell to handle such cases, she said.
INSO had fielded another girl candidate Priyanka for the post of secretary but her candidature was
rejected in the absence of minimum attendance required to contest the election.
ABVP has fielded Geetika of MA-II (English) department for the post of vice-president against Panjab University Students Union's Samriti Brar, a fifth year student of University Institute of Legal Studies and associated with the outfit for long. Brar's agenda is to motivate more girls to join youth politics.
Student Organisation of Panjab University has reposed faith in Amanjot Kaur for the post of vice- president. A fourth year student of University Institute of Engineering Technology, she has been associated with SOPU for the last four years.
Rita Ghail of LLM dept is in fray for the post of president. She is perhaps the first girl to contest the post in the history of PUCSC elections.
Wants: Rita wants to work for women issues. She wants to get in place a proper system to deal with sexual harassment cases at the varsity.
Geetika of English department is contesting the post of vice-president. She is also contesting PUSCU elections for the first time.
Wants: Her main agenda include more hostels for girls and a violence-free campus.
Samriti Brar of UILS department is contesting for vice-president's post. She is also in PUSC election fray for the first time.
Wants: Her aim is to ensure maximum participation of girl students in PUCSC elections.
Amanjot Kaur of UIET department is contesting the post of vice-president. She too is a first-timer.
Wants: She wants girl students to lead from the front and priority to their issues at all levels in the varsity.