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Two fisheries students call off ‘fast-unto-death’

Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 14, 2014
First Published: 15:30 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 15:34 IST(14/6/2014)

Regular counselling conducted by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) authorities to pacify its protesting fisheries students has finally shown some positive results.

Directorate, Students’ Welfare (DSW), SPS Sangha, registrar PD Juyal, dean of the fisheries college Asha Dhawan and their respective professors who daily meet the protesting students on Friday counselled them by assuring them that their third meeting with animal husbandry and fisheries minister Gulzar Singh Ranike would be arranged soon.

After learning that their meeting with Ranike would be fixed soon, two girl students Mamta Sharma and Navjot Kaur ended their ‘fast-unto-death’.

Public relations officer of GADVASU Harpreet Singh said: “We are grateful to deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal as he is helping us in arranging meeting with Ranike. We are happy that both the girls have ended their fast.” He said the registrar of the university had also requested protesters to end their general strike.

Dr Baljeet Singh, a medical specialist who came to conduct health check-up of the protesting students on the university premises on Friday afternoon, said one of the doctors from Civil Hospital daily visited them to check their health in which a general clinical examination was done.

“Everyone is fine so far and we have advised them to have regular meals, maximum intake of liquids, stay away from sun and rest as much as possible. We also requested them to end their strike as it can affect their physical as well as mental health.”

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