It’s a hectic affair for Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) students whenever a VVIP comes to the city as most of the time, the campus is converted into a cordon and noise of the helicopter, in which such personalities land on the campus, also affect their studies.
Now as the Lok Sabha elections are approaching, VVIP visits have become a common sight- much to the annoyance of the PAU students.
According to students, a great deal of inconvenience is faced by them whenever the chopper of the chief minister lands on the football ground as it is vacated a day before the event, halting their practice.
Students, requesting anonymity, shares, “Apart from the vociferous atmosphere due to the sounds of the helicopters, the dust all around cause a lot of trouble for us.”
They further add, “The choppers usually land on the football ground which is vacated a day before the arrival of such VVIPs, forcing us play somewhere else.”
Not only that, the security cover for such personalities seal the surrounding campus area due to which, students have to take alternative routes to reach to their respective departments.
Arrivals of high-profile personalities, who arrive in red beacon cars along with the VVIPs, not only create trouble for students, it also causes the noise pollution.
The students say that it also creates a lot of problems to students studying in the library which is next to the football ground.
“As the cars with beacons arrive, their constant noise bothers a lot and we have to bear with all the inconveniences more often as the CM visits the city regularly.”
When contacted, directorate student welfare, Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal refused to comment and suggested to call the university estate officer Jaspal Singh Mahal regarding the issue.
When asked about the problems being faced by students, Mahal said, “I can understand about the problem students face whenever VVIPs like the chief minister arrives but we also can’t ignore certain regulations imposed by the district administration.
Though we inform students a day before the arrival of such personalities, in most cases, we are also informed about the arrival by the district administration at the last moment.”