August 28, 2016 3:56:40 am
Keeping the vote bank in mind at Panjab University, the student organisations are going all out to attract women by giving them proper representation as office- bearers.
Around 70 per cent of the students on the campus are women.
The Student Organisation of India (SOI) and National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Saturday announced a separate panel of all-women office-bearers in the run up to the Panjab University elections.SOI announced Arshdeep Mangat as the president, Tavleen Sandhu as the chairman, Avantika Thakur and Riya Chugh as senior vice-presidents, Prabhleen Nagra, Sonali Singla, Priya Sharma as vice-presidents, Khusboo Tandom, Reetinder Reet Kaur as general secretaries, Navjot Kaur, Tannya Bedi, Nishtha, Shagun Sharma as secretaries and Ridhima Sharma as joint secretary.
Parambans Singh Romana from SOI said: “We want the girls to come forward in maximum numbers and represent themselves in the field of politics. We will also announce the all-women office bearers at Chandigarh and state-level.”
Clarifying his organisation’s stand on alliance, Romana said they are looking for possible options and can contest independently as well. NSUI announced Aashima Awasthi and Pallavi Klair as the campus president (south and north) respectively, Aditi Malik and Parul negi as vice-presidents, Shaan Arora and Ibaadat as general secretaries, Harpreet and Samreet as joint secretaries, Sukhman as party in-charge, Sharan and Bharat Negi as campus in-charge of south and north, respectively, Arushi (north) and Triveni Mehta (south) as party convenors and Anushka as the election in-charge. NSUI member Siya Minocha said: ”This is a display of our main strength, to empower girls is our main agenda. This election is to bring the women to the forefront. Since they are the pillars of our party, the panel was decided keeping in view the party’s main agenda – empowering the female students of the university.”
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