Students of College of Fisheries of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), who have been on strike for 27 days, staged a dharna outside Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, on Saturday, where a state level de-addiction awareness programme, to seek help from the state health and family welfare minister, Surjit Kumar Jyani, was the chief guest.
The students were not allowed to enter the premises of the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan and thus they sat on protest holding banners in hands on the road. One of the students, Mamta Sharma , fainted on the spot due to the scorching heat. She was rushed to Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital immediately and discharged in a while post the treatment. The students, which included mostly girls, had to sit under sun for over three hours.
Even then they were not allowed to meet the minister when he arrived as the police officials did not allow that to happen.
Although, Surjit Kumar Jyani finally met the student representatives, and took their memorandum of demands. He assured students that proper measures would be taken to resolve their problems and called them for a meeting with the concerned authorities on Tuesday in Chandigarh.
These students have been protesting to demand for jobs in the government fisheries department, as no student of department was provided with jobs despite having the expertise in the field, for the last 27 days.