Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das today participated in an anti-drug abuse rally at the university campus here today. Das was accompanied by members of Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association (JUTA), All Bengal University Teachers’ Association (ABUTA), JU chapter and several students from arts and engineering faculty.
“I had previously participated in an anti-drug convention over a month back. Today’s rally is a follow-up of that initiative,” Das told reporters. “I will be part of similar moves in future,” he said.
ABUTA member Goutam Maity said, “students and faculty members and the VC walked in the rally which is aimed towards stopping any narcotics substance abuse in the campus. We all are united to improve public perception about JU which is considered a centre of excellence all over the country for its academic standard.”
However, Arts Faculty Students’ Union leader Ushashie Roy said, “although we are against any drug abuse in the campus, the students cannot accept any moral policing.” She said no union member took part in the rally and alleged authorities were planning to form a vigilance squad patrolling the campus in the name of stopping drug abuse.