New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Delhi Metro today to attend the centenary celebrations of Delhi University. PM Modi has been invited as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of DU centenary celebrations, which were launched on May 1, 2022 on the occasion of the university’s foundation day.
Videos onboard the metro showed PM Modi sitting in the metro as a common passenger and interacting with people sitting beside him.
Delhi University (DU) was founded in 1922 through an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly and is recognised as an Institute of Eminence by the University Grants Commission.
Hansraj College, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College and Zakir Husain Delhi College have made it compulsory for students and faculty to attend the live telecast of the event.
Several other colleges of the varsity, however, maintained that they have only “requested” the students and faculty to attend the event and that there is no attendance for the same.
The Delhi University administration also clarified that they have not made attendance compulsory, adding the live telecast is being arranged so that those who cannot make it to the event can watch the same. Registrar Vikas Gupta said the varsity has not issued any order about compulsory attendance.