Rang De confused
Apropos of Sagarika Ghose’s article Gone to seed (August 1), the mayhem in educational institutions started in Bihar under the garb of the JP movement and spread to other parts of the country. Student leaders of that era are occupying seats of power at the Centre and in states, particularly in the Bimaru states. These leaders are the ones who have shown the way to the present generation. When one can succeed in life without attending class and examinations are just a farce, what better can one expect from Gen Next?
The murder of a professor in Ujjain is shocking and has left a blot on today’s generation. It just shows that the liberalisation policy has degraded our values and thoughts.
Apropos of the report Breach that could have gone dangerously wrong (August 29), a list was given by the Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sangathan to the President’s secretariat of those coming to participate in the programme. Those whose names did not figure in the list were allowed inside after proper verification and frisking. There was no question of any forged identity cards and no such forgery was detected either at Rashtrapati Bhavan or at any other place. Each and every one who entered Rashtrapati Bhavan was identified and checked properly.
Press Secretary to the President, Delhi
Our reporter replies: The President’s secretariat has missed the point. The thrust of the report was that the security at the President’s House failed to detect forged identity cards. That the Rashtrapati Bhavan failed to detect the forgery does not mean that it did not happen. The Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sangathan has confirmed that such forgery did take place and has ordered an inquiry into the episode.
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