DAV student climbs mobile tower demanding better infrastructure

DEHRADUN: A student of DAV College climbed on a more than 100-foot tall mobile tower, pressing the college authorities and the state government to provide better infrastructure on the campus else he won’t come down.

The student climbed down the tower only after intervention of state higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat, who assured that students’ demands would be looked into at the earliest.

Speaking about his decision to climb the tower, Shoorveer Chauhan, a IIIrd year student, said, “Desperate situation requires desperate measure, and I just wanted to make sure that the authorities take note of our demands seriously.”
“Our college receives a lot of money under two budgets — principal and management —but the money is not being used in the development of the campus. The money is unaccounted for, and we want the government authorities to conduct a proper audit to find where the money is being spent,” said Sachin Thapliyal, former general secretary, DAV College students’ body.

Other demands of the students include verification of stock with all departments at regular intervals. “Stock checking is actually mandatory, despite that there has been no checking in some departments for years. Besides, we want the state government to completely take over the college, since the government as of now is involved partially,” added Thapliyal.


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