The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Delhi (DU) has announced an ‘Official Freshers Party’ (OFP) to welcome the freshers who have been admitted to DU in the academic year 2018-19. The freshers has been slated for the 3rd of August 2018, and the Faculty of Arts in North Campus has been finalised as the venue. The VC of the varsity, made this announcement during a press conference held in his office, on Friday.
Answering queries from members of the press, the professor mentioned that Bollywood celebrities who have graduated from the university, including Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra, and Anurag Kashyap, have consented to be part of the celebrations. He also disclosed that a 12-member Planning Committee, consisting of DU’s Professors (4), former students (4) and members of the DU Students’ Union (4), has been given the responsibility of organising the freshers party.
A string of events has been planned for the occasion. The opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., in an open auditorium which has a seating capacity of 800 people. The events lined up for the 2nd include competitions such as ‘Treasure Hunt’ and ‘Couple Dance’. The latter will be judged by Director Anurag Kashyap, an alumnus of Hansraj College, along with Mallika Sherawat, an alumna of Miranda House. The line-up for the evening is star-studded. Sources have revealed that Shahrukh Khan will take to the stage at 7 p.m. and will be performing to the tunes of Bollywood hits such as ‘Baazigar’, ‘Chaiiya Chaiiya’, and ‘Chakde! India’. At 8 p.m., Shaheed Bhagat Singh College alumnus Sidharth Malhotra is expected to perform on the 2016 hit ‘Just Nacho’.
Significantly, the entry to the freshers party would be limited and will be based on a system of manual ticket entry, with each ticket costing INR 1000. The freshers party would be able to accommodate only 800 students. The tickets would be sold on first-come, first-serve basis and the window for the same is expected to open on the 28th of July. Further, the dress code for the party has been established as black for boys and blue for girls.
An official circular has been sent to different college administration departments, instructing them to observe a holiday on the designated day. Notably, some colleges, including St. Stephen’s College and Kamla Nehru College, have reverted back to this circular, seeking permission to hold classes for the 2nd and 3rd year students on the same day. DU Beat would be updating further details of the same shortly.
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