As amid the much fanfare, the first convocation of the Central University of Kashmir was held on Wednesday, anti-national scenes were at large witnessed inside the SKICC wherein the event took place.
The videos of the convocation are making rounds on social media showing how the audience disrespected the national anthem when it was played out at the beginning of the function.
A video from Srinagar has surfaced wherein some college students can be seen seated while the national anthem is being played.
The video was shot at the convocation ceremony of Central University of Kashmir, which took place on July 4.
While a majority of those present at the ceremony stood up during the national anthem, a handful of students chose to remain seated.
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It has further revealed how the university has failed even to instill respect for the national anthem amongst the students. What was more ironic to witness was that not even a single organiser emphasised upon the students to stand up while the national anthem was being played out with much gusto.
“We don’t know what went wrong and were. It is still a mystery that whether such an action to show disrespect for the national anthem was a pre-planned move or it was an abrupt reaction,” says one of the organisers of the function.
He revealed that a full dress rehearsal was conducted two days ahead of the actual event and that all the students were called to take part in that rehearsal. “It is questionable whether during the dress rehearsal; the national anthem was actually played out. This is indeed bizarre that such disrespect was shown for the national anthem at such an important event,” says one of the invitees.
Furthermore, there hasn’t been any inquiry ordered over such gross violation of rules so far and that the university authorities to have preferred to maintain the stoic silence over it.
Pertinently, Governor N.N. Vohra presided over the 1st Convocation of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK). Prof. (Dr.) K. Vijay Raghvan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India, was the Chief Guest and Prof. Srikumar Banerjee, former Chairman Atomic Energy Commission of India and founder Chancellor of the CUK was the Guest of Honour.
Governor, in his Presidential Address, wished a very bright future to all alumni who received degrees, medals and awards at today’s Convocation.
He observed that the passing out students now have the responsibility to work for the growth and development of the society and they should discharge this obligation by setting examples in their professional work and personal lives.