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Improve academic ambience: UP CM Yogi Adityanath to VCs after AMU, BHU incidents

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In the backdrop of the incident at AMU wherein a PhD scholar was found to have terror links, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has written to Vice-chancellors and Principals of state varsities to provide academic atmosphere on the campus so that students were not influenced by propaganda unleashed by anti-national elements.

“This is the high time that Principals and VCs should develop academic culture on the campus. The problems of students should be addressed so that confrontation with the students could be avoided,” Yogi wrote in his letter which was released to the media on Friday.

The CM wrote on the 154th birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda which is celebrated as Yuva Shakti day.

Yogi said that due to lack of communication, trivial things snowball into ugly incidents. Students resort to dharna and violence. The administration should have regular dialogue with student leaders so that VC and Principals could understand their problems and at the same time convey their viewpoints to the student leaders.

Incidents of violence were reported from many university campuses particularly from BHU, Varanasi.  A PhD student from AMU joined Hizbul Mujahideen raising question mark over the quality of education and security on the campus.  

“The activities of unscrupulous elements in hostels should be watched and outsiders’ influence on students should be taken care of,” Yogi said.He also suggested that CCTV cameras be installed on the campuses.

The CM stressed that students played a crucial role in nation building. “If we fail to guide students on the right path, then the future of the country is doomed” he said.

“It is expected of the VCs and Principals to maintain academic ambience in the premises of institutions so that students were not influenced by any propaganda by anti-social or nti-national elements,” Yogi wrote.

The CM said that security of new comers should be ensured, incidents of ragging should be checked and strict disciplinary action be initiated against those involved in such activities.

“Initiatives of state and Centre like ‘Stand Up India’, ‘Start up India’, ‘Clean India’, ‘Digital India’ should be conveyed to students. Points related to national unity and integrity should be included in the syllabus and students be told about moral values,” he said.

Yogi also emphasised on meetings between heads of departments with parents and regular classes in universities and colleges. He also suggested holding of seminars and conferences and inter-varsity programmes for grooming students.




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