Students of Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College along with the activists of several students and social organizations held a massive protest demonstration at Cricket ground of GGM Science college where the authorities of the college has started construction work of a building.
Today the students of GGM Science College under the banner of Jammu Justice Secular Forum (JJSF) gathered at GGM Science College and held a massive protest demonstration and were also joined by the other student and social organizations like NSUI, PYF, Yuva Rajput Sabha and others. The protest was led by Vikram Singh Chib (Working President, JJSF). The students raised slogans against the Higher Education Department and College Principal, Prof. Satinder Singh. They raised slogans like Principal GGM … HAi Hai, Save Playgrounds, Save Sports, Ground pe Construction….. Bandh karo, Bandh karo….etc.
Addressing the protesting students Vikram said that the GGM Science College is the prestigious college and it is the combined moral duty of college authorities in particular, students and public in general to protect its dignity and prestige but unfortunately Higher Education authorities and College administration is hell bent to destroy its glory by construction structure on left playgrounds too. Instead of shaping the career of the students and providing facilities to them, the concerned authorities has started snatching the playing rights of the students and Sportsmen by constructing the buildings on the Sports grounds. He said that already the students of the said college are suffering the shortage of the play grounds as almost all the playgrounds have been leased out by the college authorities and several grounds been vanished by construction of the buildings.
Vikram said that students will not at all allow anybody to change the nature of the play grounds by constructing buildings on it.
Neeraj Kundan (State President, NSUI) also came out alongwith its supporters and joined the protest demonstration and offered full support to the students. He said that NSUI will leave no stone unturned to get their demands fulfilled.
Meanwhile, Sat Sharma (MLA Jammu West) also reached the spot and tried to pacify the protesting students but the students did not listen him till he ordered to stop construction process in play ground with immediate effect. He assured students and others that he will never allow anybody to construct the building on the said cricket ground. He said that the playgrounds are required to shape the futures of the sportsmen and grounds should be preserved at any cost.
Pushvinder Singh Manhas (Founder and Chief of Jammu Justice Secular Forum) who was also present on the occasion said that the State Government should refrain from playing with the sentiments and career of the students and sportsmen of the state. He warned the concerned authorities not to carry the said proposal of the construction on play ground and should look for another appropriate location for the said construction. He threatened the concerned authorities of an agitation if the proposed site for construction is not changed.