There is an all-round opposition to the fee hike made by Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University. All the student organizations in DAV and DBS colleges registered strong opposition and burnt the effigy of the university vice-chancellor.
In DAV College, various student organizations went to the principal room and took out the chair and table of the principal and locked the office. Angry students placed the chair and table in the middle of the road of the college campus. The principal’s nameplate was also placed on the table. Students sat on the dharna in the steps leading to the principal room.
On the occasion, the student head Major Atul Singh and Dr. Gopal Kshetri tried to convince the students. Said that the college administration is in constant contact with the university administration about the increased fees, but the students do not agree. Some students closed the main gate of the college around 12 noon so that the cars parked inside the college did not go out within an hour.
Students’ Union president Nikhil Sharma said that the fee which was earlier Rs 850 has been increased to Rs 2150. Children of poor and middle-class families study in the privately aided colleges of Doon. The university has imposed a burden of one hundred rupees on the students.
During this, students union vice president Paritosh, former general secretary Kapil Sharma from Satyam Shiva student organization, former general secretary of DAV from Aryan student organization Sharvir Singh Chauhan, besides Shubham Rathore, Ashish Rawat, Shashank Sati, Sanjay Chand, etc. were present.
On the other hand, the competent student organization of Shri Gururam Rai PG College also closed the camp office of Garhwal University in Khumbhur Mohalla and staged there. During this, Alumni Association president Pravindra Gupta and current president Shubham Bansal, etc. were present.
ABVP burnt effigy of VC in DBS
In protest against the increase in fees in DBS PG College, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad protested and burnt the effigy of the Vice-Chancellor of the University and submitted a memorandum to the Principal demanding withdrawal of the fee hike. In a memorandum submitted to the Principal led by College Students Association President Mohan Prasad Sati, the students said that the university is charging fees from students studying in colleges at par with students studying business courses.
Students of poor and middle-class families are not able to pay such high fees. Due to financial constraints, students from far-flung areas of the state come to do graduate and postgraduate studies here, whose university is not worried. Students burnt the effigy of University Vice-Chancellor on the college campus.
During this period, Satyam Kanaujia, Avijit Pal, Ayush Uniyal, Shubham Rawat, Himanshu Kumar, Rohan Joshi, etc. were present. Students of MKP protested. In the MKP, ABVP students submitted a memorandum to the Principal opposing the increase in fees.
During this, student union president Manisha Rana warned that if the university does not withdraw the increased fees, the students will agitate. Student Union general secretary Ankita Jagudi, ABVP executive member Pragati Rawat, former college unit president Tania Walia, etc. were present on the occasion.
Students of MPG College burnt the effigy of the university administration in protest against the fees raised by HNB Central University. At the same time, ABVP also sent a memorandum to the university administration through Principal Dr. SP Joshi demanding the withdrawal of the fee hike.
MPG college students gathered in Kinkreg. Where, under the leadership of College Students’ Union President Prince Panwar, the students raised slogans against the Vice-Chancellor and State Higher Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat in protest against the increase in examination fee. Student leaders said that most of the students are from poor families who are unable to pay such high fees. The government talks of educating everyone on the one hand and is playing with the feelings of the students studying, on the other side.
On this occasion, Sumit Bhandari of ABVP, Alumni Association President Abhilash, Sapna Sharma, Students’ Union Treasurer Meghna, University Representative Amit Panwar, Saurabh, Manish Pandey, Naveen Shah, NSUI City President Jagpal Gusain, etc. were present.