The College of Fisheries students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary College and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), who are sitting on a strike for the past seven days, on Monday took up the task of dusting cars for the public as a mark of protest against the state government on the busy Ferozepur Road.
The students were spotted cleaning cars outside Gate Number 2 of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) after 5pm and continued the practice till late night hours. They lamented that as they were conveyed by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and minister of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries,
Gulzar Singh Ranike, that the state government had no funds to conduct fresh recruitments, the students had decided to donate the money earned by cleaning cars to the state government.
“Since the Punjab government has no funds, we are collecting donation of Rs. 10 from every car owner. The collected money would be further sent to the
Punjab government so that it can help us in providing jobs,” maintained students. It is worth mentioning that the fisheries students had also polished shoes of people on a similar note on June 3. GADVASU vice-chancellor VK Taneja said, “We never asked these students to clean cars or even polish shoes. They have been doing it by their own wish.
The university authorities are in constant touch with them and have been persuading to call off the strike and have patience.” He also added that the government was also making constant efforts to provide them jobs.
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