HRD Ministry will not allow renaming of Dyal Singh College: Javadekar

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development will not allow Dyal Singh College (Evening) to be renamed and will take action against its management committee for doing so without consent, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
"We had earlier also asked them to reconsider the move. We will not allow the college to be renamed. If there are two Dyal Singh colleges, they can call them A and B or 1 and 2 to differentiate but the original name cannot be changed," the minister told reporters.
The minister's comments came following reports that the management had quietly renamed the college with banners of 'Vande Mataram Dyal Singh College' being put up.
Meanwhile, in a statement, the varsity has claimed that some newspapers are spreading false and misleading information about the change of Dyal Singh (Evening) college. The statement further reads that the University of Delhi has not changed the name of the college.
"It has come to light that Dyal Singh College has been rechristened its evening wing as Vande Mataram which is totally unacceptable. It would not happen under any circumstances.
"As there are two wings of the college, the management can call them A and B or 1 and 2 or simply morning and evening. But the audacity that they have shown deserves strict action and we will soon initiate action against them," said Javadekar.
His statement comes following a demand by his cabinet colleague Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who took to Twitter to express her dismay. On Wednesday, she tweeted against the college management's decision and said that she had requested PM Narendra Modi to sack Dyal Singh College managment head Amitabh Sinha for going against HRD Ministry's assurance that the name won't be changed.
On April 25, sources said, in its annual prize distribution function, the college management had put up the banners of the new name which was noticed by many.
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