NEW DELHI: In a bid to showcase the achievements and contributions made by the students in different fields, the Jawaharlal Nehru University is going to organize its first ever open day. The program which is scheduled to take place on November 21st has been named as ‘Jan-Jan-JNU’ is going to have a special focus on school children.
“The prime objective of the event is to show case JNU contributions to the school children which can serve as source of inspiration for carrying out their career as future researchers, academicians and engines of social change” said an official statement.
The varsity which has been hit by a series of controversies recently, starting from the Afzal Guru anti-national event eight months ago and with almost three cases of rape surfaced involving the students of JNU, the university hopes to change the tide against it through the event in terms of general public perception.
The university which recently winded up its student body elections, with the Left holding its position as number, also plans an exhibition and a movie about the life of the students , classes and schools of JNU. Each center will display their activity and explain about the future prospects of the field to the visiting school children, the statement said further.
JNU is also looking at some assistance from the government, with a proposal to invite public sector unit like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and the ministry of Science and Technology to co-sponsor the event.