Central universities to fly national flag on their campuses

| Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:35
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National flag, Smriti Irani

Surajkund (Haryana)/New Delhi: All the 46 central universities in the country will fly the national flag on their campuses to signify a "strong India", said a resolution adopted at a meeting of vice chancellors chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday.
The first flag will be hoisted at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a proposal presented by the minister and backed by all the 46 vice-chancellors, according to human resource development ministry officials.
"At a central place in every university, the national flag will be flown prominently and proudly," said the resolution passed at the meeting in which the vice-chancellors of central universities were also present.
Irani had called the meeting of VCs following widespread protest over the suicide of Dalit scholar of Hyderabad University Rohith Vemula.
The decision came following the row over the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on February 12 on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans at an event organised at the university campus on February 9.
(Also read: Three JNU ABVP unit members disassociate themselves from the organisation)
According to HRD officials, the proposal for hoisting the national flag atop a 207-feet pole was put forward by the minister and it was unanimously agreed upon by all the VCs.
The other important resolutions also passed in the meeting included a transparent proactive mechanism for grievance redressal of the university community, including students, staff and faculty; steps to appoint an anti-discrimination officer; increasing cost-effective and transparent access to higher education; and commencing an online admission process,
Among the other resolutions were that universities must make sure that instruction in English and an Indian language as applicable to the state is available to ensure that no student is deprived of higher education due to language limitation and institutionalising a suitable redressal mechanism/strengthening the existing system to ensure a healthy, safe and congenial work environment for women, students, staff and faculty. 

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Central universities to fly national Flag

Anything wrong ?? Yesterday in news hour of another TV, there were 8 panel members, including 2 Muslim women & one professor of Jadhavpur-- do NOT know whether he is also Muslim, but at least he is extreme leftist. These Muslim women & the so called professor !! had the audacity to state "Why national flag is being THRUSTED on now ??",-- clear Anti-nationals. Under the GARB of freedom of expression, section of radicalized students and Teachers, have brought universities to at least "appear to boil". Last 67 yrs Congress & Communists have encouraged "mushrooms of Anti-National groups" to grow in to a Banyan tree. Thank god a nationalist party, like BJP has assumed charge and have taken decision in the country's interest. Order to fly National flag is "right time & should be just a begging ".

Heavily doctored video

Evidence has emerged that the video - showing Kanhaiya Kumar apparently calling for the country to split - has in fact been heavily doctored by News X. What kind of journalism is this and how can your editor pass a video that is so totally "fixed" and misleading. The student leader apparently calling for the country to split - is actually calling for freedom from poverty !! I will never watch your channel or believe anything you say henceforth. If your dirty journalism had not been exposed...a young man could have been charged with sedition and would go to prison for many years on a trumped up charge ..and supported by your senseless, biased and doctored video. Shame on you!

Why flag has to be hoisted At 207 ft?

“Govt directs all central universities to hoist 207-feet-high Tricolour” A welcome move. But why only at 207-feet-high? Its because our Capital city Delhi has its highest monumental flagpole of height 207 ft, installed by NMDC at Central Park, Connaught Place. “Flag Foundation of India“has already installed 207 ft High Monumental Flagpoles at following places : • Central Park, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi • Hanuman Vatika, Kaithal, (Haryana) • Bharamsarovar, Kurukshetra • Ladwa, (Haryana) • Hisar (Haryana) • Sonipat (Haryana) • Angul (Odisha) • National Military Museum Bangalore • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Vijay Nagar Karnataka • Jaipur (Rajasthan) • Kanakkunnu Palace, Trivandrum • Kota, Rajasthan Govt’s decision of hoisting the tricolor flag at 207 ft. high is just the continuum of this trend. At such height, the length of the flag also has to be big. Generally, the length of the flag should be at least 1/4 the height of the pole. The flag which has to hoisted on the top of a 207 feet high mast has to have a width of 60ft and length of 90 ft. Such flag when made from knitted polyster fabric called ‘deneir polyester’ weighs around 37 kgs.

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