Jammu Tawi, April 18
A delegation of students of Jammu University under the banner of Youth and Vivekananda (YUVA), today submitted a memorandum to Dean Students Welfare, Professor Satnam Kour demanding ban on the sale and availability of Junk food in the university campus and its affiliated colleges.
While interacting with the Dean Students Welfare, the students informed her about the communication made by the UGC to all the universities vide D.O. No. 14-24/2016 (CPP-II), dated 10/Nov./2016, in which the UGC has asked all the universities to take necessary action to ban availability and selling of fast food in universities and its affiliated colleges.
The students demanded from the Dean Students Welfare to issue appropriate order to ban sale and availability of fast food (Soft Drinks/Momos etc.) in University Campus and its affiliated colleges, to take measure to sensitize the students regarding ill effects of Junk food.
To create data sources on student’s health, to organize regular orientation programmes on health issues and to create wellness clusters to provide psychological support and counseling to students regarding proper nutrition and healthy habits.
The Dean Student Welfare gave a patient hearing to the students and appreciated them for raising such constructive issues in the interest of students and assured to issue order and take immediate action on the subject matter.
The delegation of students include Ajayshree Sambyal, Anil Acharya, Kuljeet Singh, Gourav, Sushant and several others were present at the occasion.