Delhi University’s Issues Guidelines For PM Modi’s Visit: No Black Dresses, Compulsory Attendance

New Delhi: Delhi University has issued guidelines for the live telecast of the varsity’s centenary celebrations to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi will attend the closing ceremony of Delhi University’s (DU) centenary celebrations as the chief guest on June 30.

These, and other similar guidelines have drawn sharp criticism from student groups such as the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), which called the circulars “condemnable”.

At Hindu College, a note shared on students’ WhatsApp groups, which was signed by a teacher-in-charge, said, “No black dress to be worn that day.”

It also said that the students will get “five attendances” for being present at the college auditorium for a live-streaming of the event.

The note read, “The University desires that all stakeholders attend the live telecast of this programme in their respective colleges. The programme will, therefore, be streamed live in the Sanganeria Auditorium to enable all the students and staff to witness the proceedings.”

It also stated that first-year classes would be suspended between 10 am to 12 noon. It reads, “Students’ attendance is mandatory, and they will be given five attendances for attending the livestreaming and it will be submitted to the college.”

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