CUTTACK: Tension prevailed on the premises of Ravenshaw University on Tuesday following a dispute over selection of venue for the annual function of Students’ Union.
The function was scheduled to be held on the lawns of the university on Tuesday evening. Following the flare-up, the annual function has been postponed for an indefinite period.
Sources said though Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university Prakash Chandra Sarangi had requested not to organise the function on the lawns, Students’ Union leaders were adamant and had constructed a pandal on the lawn for the annual event.
“The student leaders had not sought any prior permission for organising the event on the lawns. Show cause notice has been issued to them and necessary action will be taken against the students for unauthorised construction on the premises of the university,” said Sarangi.
On the other hand, president of Students’ Union Ramya Ranjan Behera said many programmes have been organised on the lawns of the university in the past. “Though I had sent a letter to the Registrar of the university seeking permission for organising the event, I am yet to get a reply,” Behera said.
The university authorities had given three choices for the venue - Amphitheatre, Open Air Pandal and Ravenshaw Ground - to organise the programme. But the students wanted to organise it on the lawns where there were more chances of security breach, Sarangi said.