Guv shown black flags at convocation
Kolkata: Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi faced protests from a section of students of Presidency University on Friday while he was going to attend the 5th convocation of the varsity. While Tripathi, who also happens to be the chancellor of the university, was entering the premises along with vice-chancellor
Anuradha Lohia, the students shouted slogans and waved black flags. The students have been protesting against the state government's decision of a students' council.
Tripathi told reporters after the convocation that the convocation was a good one with participation from students and a good number of alumnus. However, when asked about the protest of the students he said: "You should ask the state Education minister about this."
Vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia, however, said that it is the democratic the right of the students to hold movements. The decision of the students' council is that of the state government and the university cannot do anything about it. If the students have any demand, they can give it to me in writing and I will communicate it to the government," she said. Presidency University mentor group chairman Sugato Bose said that discussions may be held to discuss the demands of the students.
The agitating students insisted that they will continue their movement for the students' union and will strengthen their movement in the form of cultural conventions and referendums.
Former Governor M K Narayanan also attended the convocation event on Friday.