Chandigarh,12 Apr:Encouraged by the massive response from the students and teachers for Dharna on Monday, Panjab University Teachers Association and Panjab University Students Council have decided to take out a candle light procession on the campus on the 13 March, 2008 in order to further press upon the demand for the central university status to Panjab University. The teachers and students will assemble in the lawns in front of Arts Block I at 6.00 P.M.
Meanwhile, in the light of Dharna, fresh representations have been faxed to the office of the Prime Minister as also to Sh Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State for Finance, New Delhi, to take an early action in this regard. In the representation, while thanking the office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Human Resource Development for their offer to take over 100 per cent financial responsibility of the University, it has been reminded that Panjab University is undergoing a serious financial crunch, and there should not be any objection either from the U.T. Chandigarh or Panjab Government to the offer of the Union Government. In an emergency meeting of PUTA held on Monday it was decided that the joint struggle by teachers and students for central university status for P.U. will continue till our demands is put through.