AUTHORITIES OF Banaras Hindu University seems to have invited another problem allegedly by denying admission to Dhananjay Tripathi — who raked up the issue of the controversial death of BHU student, Yogesh Rai, at Sir Sunderlal Hospital in BHU on January 11, 2005.
Central Information Commission secretary Pankaj Shreyanskar on Saturday met faculty members, students and employees of Physical Education Department in Arts Faculty besides director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Prof Shivraj Singh to investigate the charges of Dhananjay Tripathi.
It was due to the initiative of Dhananjay Tripathi that top officials of BHU, including Vice-Chancellor Prof Panjab Singh, were summoned before the Central Information Commission in connection with Yogesh Rai’s death and were directed to hand over the report of Harikesh Singh Committee to Dhananjay Tripathi.
Later, Dhananjay Tripathi alleged that the BHU administration refused to admit him in Master of Physical Education Course for the academic session 2006-07 as he raked up the issue, which earned humiliation to BHU administration. He had also filed an application to the Central Information Commission in this connection.
“I met faculty members, students and employees of Physical Education Department and also held a meeting with director of Institute of Agricultural Sciences to investigate the charges of Dhananjay Tripathi that the BHU administration refused to admit him in M.P.Ed. course this year,” Shreyanskar told HT.
Secretary of Central Information Commission, who arrived in the city on Thursday, said that the main objective of his visit to Varanasi was to ascertain whether BHU administration was biased in admission procedure or not. “Almost all the aspects are clear in this regard and I would submit my report within one week,” he added.
“He could not get admission in M.P.Ed course because he failed in the physical test,” said Head of Physical Education Department, Dr DK Durreha.
Birth Anniversary: The Indian section of The Theosophical Society would organise a programme to commemorate the 159th birth anniversary of Dr Annie Besant in Kamachha area on Sunday. General secretary S Sundaram said that director of Women’s Study Centre at Social Science Faculty in BHU, Prof Chandrakala Padia, would be the chief guest of the function whereas International president of the Theosophical Society, Dr Radha Burnier, would preside over the function.