Post cultural event, trash strewn at Central College

Post cultural event, trash strewn at Central College

A day after a cultural event organised by the Gorkhali Helping Trust, liquor bottles, cigarette packets and trash seen littered at the Central College Ground on Wednesday.

The play area at the Central College Ground had turned into a party space on Tuesday, where the Gorkhali Helping Trust had organised a cultural event.

The following morning, Bangalore Central University registrar Ramchandra Gowda was in for a shock to see liquor bottles and cigarette packets littered on the field.

Gowda told DH: “They had taken the permission for the cultural event only till afternoon. They extended it without my knowledge. A few BCU officials informed me about this in the evening. Later, I called up the organisers and asked them to leave the place... after which they vacated the area by 9 pm.”

The registrar asked the organisers to clean the venue and warned of serious consequence if they failed to do so.

Denying the charges, Shekar, a volunteer of Gorkhali Helping Trust, said: “It was purely a cultural event. None of the members who took part in the event had littered the ground. This would have happened after we left the venue. “We had cleaned the venue as per the agreement.”

"Initially, we did not intend to give permission for the event, but there was constant political pressure. We had informed the organisers about the norms and precautions they should take when conducting the event on the college premises. Suspecting that they may do otherwise, we visited the venue several times, but there were no untoward incidents," a senior BCU official said.

"As the liquor bottles and cigarette packets were seen at only one place, we suspect BU officials' role in the issue as they are eager to tarnish the image of BCU," the official added.