Triple whammy: ABVP seeks renaming of JNU's library, convention centre, stadium ground

New Delhi: JNU students who are members of BJP's student wing ABVP have written to President Pranab Mukherjee and HRD Ministry demanding that the university's library be renamed after BR Ambedkar, the convention centre after APJ Abdul Kalam and stadium ground after Birsa Munda.

The JNU campus. Image courtesy: IBNLive

The JNU campus. Image courtesy: IBNLive

ABVP, which is locked in ideological battle with the left-backed groups on JNU campus, had last week approached the university administration demanding that the Central Library be renamed as B R Ambedkar library and a statue of the architect of Indian Constitution be installed there.

"We demand that the library be renamed after B R Ambedkar, convention centre after late President APJ Abdul Kalam and the stadium ground be named after freedom fighter Birsa Munda. We also want the statues of the three visionaries be installed at the respective places," JNUSU Joint Secretary Saurabh Sharma, who is the lone ABVP member in the student body said in the letter.

The letter has also been sent to Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar demanding that the matter be placed before varsity's Executive Council (EC).

"This will be recognition of these personalities in the conscience of the nation," the letter further said.

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2016 21:03 PM

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