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Proud and Dark Moments of Delhi University 2016-17

Every Academic Year, the University of Delhi witnesses a multitude of events, including those that add glory to its name through the students’ or educators’ outstanding achievements, and those, that probably lead us to question the existing status. Having their own significance, here are the Proud and Dark moments of Delhi University, which added stars to the University’s glory, and brought our focus to the issues that urgently need to be addressed.

Proud Moments of Delhi University 2016-2017

  • DU ALUMNUS ANKIT KAWATRA, SLECETED AS ONE OF THE 17TH “UN YOUNG LEADERS” IN THE WORLD

 

Ankit Kawatra, an alumnus of DU’s Keshav Mahavidyalaya College, also the founder of the NGO, Feeding India was selected by the United Nations (UN) as one of the “UN Young Leaders” at the Social Good Summit. Ankit quit his corporate job at the age of 22 to lay the foundation of his NGO, which has now expanded to feed over 1 million people across the country.

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Ankit Kawatra making DU proud internationally

  • DU’S HIMADRISH SUWAN HONOURED WITH SWACHHTA WARRIORS AWARD – 2016

Delhi University’s Himadrish Suwan, was honored by Shri Narendra Modi on the succesful completion of two years of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Suwan is the convener of Mission-E-Safai, an initiative by students for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan through which he connected universities & their student’s group under one umbrella to function as clusters to spread awareness about cleanliness.

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  •  DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS DOUBLE GOLD AT WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Akhil Sheoran, a graduate of Delhi University brought laurels for the nation at the sixth International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) World University Shooting Championships, held at Bydgoszcz, Poland. A part of the 34 member contingent from India, Sheoran bagged two medals in Men’s Air Rifle Events and made the country proud.

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Akhil Sheoran with his accolades

  • DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CREATE NEW WORLD RECORD

An enterprising group of Delhi University students made headlines by creating a new world record of making the Largest plastic cup pyramid by using 5 7,000 plastic cups at Thyagraj Sports complex on September 21st, 2016 . The contingent of 22 students led by Kushagra Tayal, an Economics Hons student of Hansraj College, took 3 days to accomplish the feat. The group broke the existing world record from Mexico, where 42,935 plastic cups were used for creating the pyramid.

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The largest plastic cups pyramid made by DU students

  •  DU SHINES AT PARALYMPICS TOO

Apart from representing India in Olympics, a student of Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, also represented India at the Rio Paraolympics 2017. Sharad also broke a 12 year old record in the men’s high jump category and joined the league of Apurvi Chandela, Lalit Mathur in representing the country at the international level.

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Sharad at the Paralympics

Dark Moments of Delhi University 2016-2017

  •  MIRANDA HOUSE STUDENT SEXUALLY HARASSED AT SRCC’S FEST

A student of Miranda House faced sexual harassment during KK’s concert at SRCC’s Crossroads. Identifying herself as Meghna, the victim described the event of a man masturbating on her while she was attending the concert, through a Facebook post. She, however, had to face mockery at a public platform due to the audience’s dismissal of the post as an attempt to seek attention.

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  •  DU TENSE WITH STIFLED PROTESTS; PROTESTORS ASSAULTED AND DETAINED

 

Tension arose in the north campus due to violent protests between members of Ramjas College’s

English Literary Society and ABVP activists on February 22. The tension arose due to the violent intervention of ABVP activists in a conference organised by the college’s LitSoc where JNU’s Umar Khalid was invited to present a paper. A large number of protestors were assaulted and detained during the tussle.

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Tension and protests at North Campus

  •  A DAULAT RAM COLLEGE STUDENT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY BANK EMPLOYEE

A student of Daulat Ram College was sexually assaulted by a male employee of the Indian Overseas Bank branch inside the college on January 18, 2017. The victim lodged a complaint against the accused at Maurice Nagar Police Station where the latter confessed to molesting the student.

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Picture Credits: DU Beat Archives

 

Priyal Mahtta

priyalm@dubeat.com




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