He went from being flying officer Arun Hooda to Arun Bhaiyya because student seva was more important to him than desh seva, and he has promised to live upto his cause. “I plan to make the campus a much safer place for women,” says the new Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) president, a member of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI).
Hooda, 23, a second-year student of Law Centre-1, Faculty of Law, was elected to the post on Saturday.
And how does he hope to turn his plans into action? “I’ll deploy more volunteers and also request for deployment of more women constables in the university. I will ensure that I am accessible to students all the time so they can share their experiences and concerns,” says Hooda, who had a short stint in the Indian Air Force. “I quit Air Force to get involved in student activism. One doesn’t have to come from a particular profession if you want to do something for the students.”
Another issue he wants to take up is the problem of attendance faced by sports quota students, such as U-19 cricket team captain, Unmukt Chand. “There have have been lots of controversies around this issue. It needs a solution,” he says.