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Governor finds conditions unhygienic in HPU hostel during surprise visit

The Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat today paid a surprise visit to the Hostels of HP University in Shimla and asked the University administration to take stern action on prevailing poor conditions in cleanliness and maintenance of hostels in the campus.

The Governor visited Tagore Hostel, Dr. Y.S. Parmar Hostel and Shahid Bhagat Singh Hostel and also inspected rooms, toilets, dining halls, kitchen to take stock of cleanliness and maintenance of these facilities in the hostels. He also interacted with students on this occasion. The Governor expressed concern over unhygienic conditions in the premises.

He asked officiating Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajender Chauhan and University administration to ensure cleanliness in the entire University. He said that Hostels in the university were lacking hygiene, basic facilities and the place was not proper for students to live in. The conditions prevailing in the University clearly show that no responsible officer ever visited the Hostels as was evident from the bare electric wires and poor maintenance in the hostels. He advised Vice Chancellor that mere sending of estimates for maintenance was not enough but such things should be taken seriously by the administration.

It was shocking that no action was taken despite repeated complaints by students. He asked Vice Chancellor to take action against the person responsible for maintenance work in the University. He urged the administration of the University to come out of their offices and physically visit Hostels and University and improve the prevailing conditions. He asked the Vice Chancellor to ensure that functioning of University and facilities should show improvement by 6th October and added that he will be paying surprise visits to the University in future too. He said the facilities in the Hostel and the University should match A-Grade ranking of the University which require immediate improvement.

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