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YC activists gherao GACC principal

india Updated: Dec 24, 2006 17:29 IST
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YOUTH CONGRESS activists ‘gheraoed’ Government Arts and Commerce College (GACC) principal Ashok Vajpayee over several issues on Saturday morning.

Youth Congress city president Devendra Singh Yadav said that the college is in shambles and the building resembles a ruin. The campus is in immediate need of renovation, an auditorium, a paved road and boundary wall.

He objected to the college asking for 10 brick contribution from each student for the construction of a new building at a proposed cost of Rs 1.70 crore for, which Rs 1.15 crore have already been received.

He also complained against the behaviour of sports officer of the college with students resulting in poor performances. A demand for enquiry into the cancellation of Student Body elections by a Professor or administrative officer and announcing dates for re-poll soon was also made.

Vajpayee said that the money sanctioned by the government including Rs 80 lakh for the college building and Rs 35 lakh for staff quarters have been deposited with the Public Works Department (PWD).

Concretion of classrooms, faculty chambers, computer laboratory, gymnasium and canteen will be taken up through Janbhagidari and not only have the present students been asked to contribute 10 bricks but also the alumni have been approached for donations.

A garden with proper seating arrangement and a Saraswati temple will also be included in the construction plan.

The boundary wall is not being made as a Built Operate Transfer (BOT) Road is proposed in the area, while a road inside the premise will be constructed soon.

He assured that the controversy that marred the Student Body elections will be looked into and a letter asking for enquiry will be written to the State government.

The college will be holding its annual function from December 28 before, which a sports meet will be held. He also told them about placements occurring for the first time in the college that indicates towards the winds of change already blowing on campus.

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