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4 things DU ‘still’ expects from the Kejriwal Government

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Expectations often go down the drain, but these days, even drains are revealing gold. Now let us relate this metaphorical statement to the topic this article adheres to. Expectations of the students’ bodies, college bodies and yes, the students themselves were very high when the Kejriwal government took office in Delhi this year, but those expectations are now fading with time only to see a new light on the horizon. Yes, the DUSU elections and with them the ever increasing-mostly unfulfilled demands of DU’s students to their elected leaders and the demands of leaders to the elected governments.

But well, let’s not be mere pessimists and at least point out our demands, the most crucial ones to the elected Delhi government; may be a new dawn is awaiting us this year? The dawn of fulfilled promises! Anyway, here is a brief list of urgent needs the students of DU seek out of the government in power:
1) Better Campus Facilities: Wether it be narrow roads, weathered out buildings, compact classroom spaces, inadequate sports facilities etc. the most crucial demand still stands out to be alleviating the basic facilities of both the campuses at DU so that may be one day, ‘a day in paradise’, we might be able to compare DU’s infra with those of world class universities.
2) Hostel Upliftments: The biggest stress of our fucchas these days is not the studies at DU but their stay here in the capital. Lack of university residential facilities, poor infra of already structured hostels adds to the same. Thus, alleviating hostel conditions remains a growing demand of the outstation students studying at DU.
3) State sponsored canteens: We all know the quality of food served at college canteens. And we all know the high prices of privately owned cafes at both the campuses. Thus, state sponsored canteens is a very crucial demand that I am adding to this list. To summarise this in a shorter way, ‘clean and cheap food’ is something most DUites want. Something positive to state here is that the government has already started taking measures with respect to this demand.
4) More Colleges: Well, let’s not forget that a mere 54,000 of the 3 lakh applicants got admission into DU this year. Kejriwal sahab, that is a mere 16 percent, and that makes me put this demand into the most crucial demands the university expects. More new colleges with better infrastructure automatically takes out the problem related to ‘overstuffing’ classrooms. In turn it will ensure that DU takes in more students and provides quality education it boasts of to more aspirants.
Brij Mohan Pahwa
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is a sophomore pursuing Political Science (H) from SGTB Khalsa College. A graduate in Indian Classical Music and a seasoned MUNer, Anchor and Compére, he also has an interest in writing poetry. He has been working as a compére for Athletic Federation of India and is a guest columnist for a multi - state daily. A partisan of astrophysics, he thinks that our perceptions shape our realities and that a reality for one might not be for another. It's a world full of semblance, he believes. Link to his blog on Poetry: brijpahwapoetry.blogspot.in

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