Stadiums built for CWG thrown open to university students

Stadiums built for CWG thrown open to university students

A day after members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) staged a day-long hunger strike in Delhi University demanding opening up of two sports stadiums in North Campus built during the Commonwealth Games (CWG), the authorities have accepted their demand. The stadiums opened  for DU students on Thursday.

Register, play in stadiums

“Rugby Sevens stadium and another stadium just opposite to the Vice Chancellor's office which have indoor sports facility are open to bonafide students of DU. They are now allowed to register and play in both the stadiums,” said Rohit Chahal, member, ABVP.

The DU authorities were delaying the opening up of both the stadiums, saying they have yet not been given the charge of stadiums by the sports authority of India, added Chahal.

“The VC just organised a festival in one of the stadium. These stadiums were locked and bulk of university answersheets and other miscellaneous things were dumped in the stadiums,” he said.

The protesting students also demanded lowering examination fees for which the authorities have asked for 10 days to come to a decision.

“When we were protesting on Wednesday, officials from DU visited us and said our demands were valid. Apart from opening up of the stadiums, the examination fee which is doubled in almost all the courses will be looked into,” added a DUSU member.

There are some formalities to be followed before coming to a conclusion, said a senior official.“The stadiums are open now and the issue of reducing examination fees is under discussion ,” said the official.