Closure of hostels in AU Opposed VISAKHAPATNAM: Tension prevailed at Andhra University on Thursday when hundreds of students residing in various hostels of the varsity staged a massive protest outside the Registrar’s office against the closure of hostels and messes during Christmas and Sankranti holidays from December 23 to January 18.
Closure of hostels in AU Opposed – Protests Against Hostels Closure for Fest
The varsity officials had to deploy police personnel to bring the situation under control. With the huge gathering of students, there was some kind of commotion at the varsity campus.
The protest, which started at 10 am, continued till 3 pm before the Vice Chancellor’s assurance to students of keeping the hostels open during the holidays.
Closure of hostels in AU Opposed
The students were opposing the closure of hostels citing their preparation for competitive exams.
Every year, the varsity has been closing the messes during the Sankranti holidays. But this time, the varsity officials have also decided to close both hostels and the student messes, which had drawn the Wrath of the students.
In the morning, Registrar Prof. V. Umamaheswara Rao tried to pacify the students. But they insisted on the WC’s assurance and continued their protest.
Ch. Anand, a student, said, “Thousands of students were preparing for various competitive exams besides their academic activities. They will be certainly affected.”
VIJAYAWADA: After introduction of cashless transactions in the department, the city police has now turned to students to promote the digital payments.
Cops make students aid digital payments
“Go Cash less and Each One Teach Ten” are the two slogans that the city police in association. With State Bank of India have propagated among the students on Friday at a programme organised at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium attended by nearly 10,000 students from various schools and colleges.
Addressing the gathering, city police commissioner D. Goutam Sawang said the student community will act as the driving force for any change to happen in the society. At this crucial juncture of demonetisation, the students should stand up to the occasion and promote cashless transactions by everyone training at least 10 people. The city top cop expressed confidence that India can achieve 100 per cent cashless transactions if the youth takes up the task.
Deputy general manager of SBI Deep Chand explained about the bank’s mobile app Buddy. He said the mobile banking app is safe, secure and can be used to do any kind of transactions.