CHANDIGARH-APRIL 9, 2008: The President, Yuva Democratic Club Manimajra welcomed the statement of Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs for his statement on the issue of giving Central Status to Panjab University, Chandigarh. He appealed to other Punjabi politicians and academicians to give their whole-hearted support on this issue. In my views there are two major demands of the U.T. residents which they are
facing these days, that of accommodation and second of better education. The fees are increasing day by day. Similarly there are lying vacant twenty thousand houses due to fear in the minds of the landlords that tenant will not vacate their accommodation. For this there are two remedies in my views:-
1) Central Status to Panjab University which will solve the problems of education.
2) Passing of New Chandigarh Rent Act from Parliament.
I whole-heartedly thanked Mr. Pawan Bansal for his concern for Chandigarh residents, especially for his efforts making P.U. a Central University.