David Cameroon


The students of Janki Devi Memorial college received a huge surprise when David Cameron, the British Prime Minister the college on Tuesday, 19th February along with Bollywood star Aamir Khan. The students were ushered into the auditorium at 2 pm. Of all 84 colleges of Delhi University, JDMC was the only college visited by the Prime Minister of UK. Organised by the British Council, the thirty-minute event left the students spell-bound. The presence of two such eminent personalities was bound to leave people speechless. The discussion focussed mainly on higher education and women empowerment. David Cameron and Aamir Khan sat between the students and discussed their aims for the future and the great opportunities that Britain has to offer. The PM talked about the universities of Britain providing good job opportunities as well. According to him, the main purpose of this was to strengthen the bond of education between India and England. Long distance education, scholarships and grants were also a part of the discussion. More about this project, Future Learn, can be found on the website, futurelearn.com. Aamir Khan was present as an ambassador of the UN, but that hardly mattered to the girls who crowded around him to shake hands and get pictures clicked with the renowned actor. It was indeed a dream come true for some. Vice chancellor, Cambridge University and Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, Professor Dinesh Singh were also present at the function. The event couldn’t have been organised successfully without the coordination of the student council- Jasmine Sahni, president, Karishma Kathpal, vice president, Tulika Sharma, general secretary, Pretty Kapoor, cultural head, Kritika Sharma, Aasha, Shikha Shukla, Sukriti Aneja as well as many other students. It was a mixed experience for many. While on one hand, there was David Cameron, the political leader, asking them to come and study in Britain, and then there was Aamir Khan. One instilled new hopes and dreams for the future of education in the minds of students and the other just mesmerised the girls. It was indeed a memorable thirty minutes and for those who missed college that day, hard luck.   Surbhi Grover([email protected]), with inputs from Sukriti Aneja ]]>