On Thursday, at a press conference held on the premises of ABVP’s office in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, the final candidatures for the four DUSU Central Panel seats were announced. The chosen candidates briefly outlined their respective activist itineraries, in addition to sharing their perspective on a number of student-centric issues.
The candidatures have been summarised below :
President : Akshit Dahiya
Graduation (2016-2019) from Ramjas College in B.Sc. Physical Sciences.
Silver Medalist in bodybuilding from Delhi University.
Presently, a first-year LL.B. student at the Faculty of Law.
Vice-President : Pradeep Tanwar
Graduation (2015-2018) from PGDAV College in B.A. Programme.
Presently, a first-year M.A. Hindi student at Deshbandhu College.
Secretary : Yogit Rathi
Graduation (2014-2017) from Ramjas College in B.A. (Hons) History.
President of Ramjas College Students’ Union (2016-2017).
Presently, a third-year LL.B. student at the Faculty of Law.
Joint Secretary : Shivangi Kharwal
Graduation (2016-2019) from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College in B.A. Programme.
Presently, a first-year student of M.A. Buddhist Studies program.
A member of ABVP National Executive body.
The selected candidates, in a statement, issued jointly, said, “Trustworthiness, accountability, and accessibility would be the building blocks of the next ABVP-led DUSU. We have an intense desire to see one of our own university student, representing our country in the 2024 Olympics. The forthcoming DUSU will thoroughly apply itself to see that vision manifest into reality. We will endeavour to institute inclusive activism and making campuses safer for women. We would also be focussing on broad, but consequential issues like clean and eco-friendly campuses”.
Ashish Chauhan, National General Secretary, ABVP, said, “ABVP is fielding grassroots student-activists in the upcoming DUSU polls. All the four candidates have eclectic experiences ranging from academic distinctions to outstanding sporting achievements, embellished with their perennial campus activism. Their cumulative activist experiences would be definitively conducive to creating a student-friendly DUSU”.
The following persons were present at the press conference :
National General Secretary, ABVP – Ashish Chauhan
National Media Convener, ABVP – Monica Chaudhary
State Secretary, ABVP, Delhi – Sidharth Yadav
DUSU (2019-2020) Presidential candidate – Akshit Dahiya
DUSU (2019-2020)Vice-Presidential candidate – Pradeep Tanwar
DUSU (2019-2020) Secretarial candidate – Yogit Rathi
DUSU (2019-2020) Joint-Secretarial candidate – Shivangi Kharwal