The Oath taking ceremony at the Meera Girls College in Udaipur took an unexpected turn when the elected representatives of the Student Union refuse to take oath, citing the College Principal to have snubbed the parents of the 4 elected representatives.
As per allegations by the girls, Dr. Rameshwar Ameta, Principal of Meera Girls College, refused to allow the fathers of each of the 4 girls who were the elected representatives of the Student Union, to come on the podium.
The girls – Dimple Bhavsar (President), Manisha Meena (Joint Secretary), Tina (Vice President), Lakshmi Puja Dangi (General Secretary) further alleged that both, the Principal and Vice Principal (Yadugopal Sharma) questioned the social standing of the fathers of these girls, taking a dig at their professions, viz. Tailor, Driver, Blacksmith and Woodcutter. The Principal and Vice Principal asked about the professions of the fathers of the girls when they requested the authorities to let their fathers come on stage. When their father’s professions were explained to the Principal, he reportedly snubbed the girls saying that such professions have no social standing.
Dimple said that the father of MLSU President Sonu Ahari is a MLA hence he was allowed to come on stage, but when the girls asked for their fathers to come on stage, the Principal refused.
The girls, in their statement to the media said that they are proud of their parents, who, in spite of social pressures, lack of financial strength and support, still managed to get their daughters educated in good colleges even while taking loans and also guided them to fight elections honestly. The girls now represent the 5,500 girls at Meera Girls College, which by every means is a great achievement considering their background.
The Principal, meanwhile defended his actions, saying that there is provision or rule to allow the parents of the oath takers to be invited on stage, hence the request of allowing their fathers on stage is not valid. He declined to comment on the allegations made by the girls, though.
Source: Newspaper Reports
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