Cupid flees Varsity campus as Admin declares it off bounds on Valentine’s Day

Western culture has been cited  as the reason for declaring the campus  a no-go zone on V-Day by the University Proctor

It must be the only case of its kind. The Lucknow University administration has issued a unique advisory for students asking them not to come to campus on Valentine’s Day. The official letter warns of disciplinary action against those who flout the instructions and are found roaming on campus.  Did someone say the course of true love never did run smooth?

Students are annoyed at the “narrow minded approach” of the university administration. The circular, posted on notice boards in the campus, however states that the college will remain closed on February 14, on account of a Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratri, which actually fell on Tuesday.

“It has been seen in the past years that some students, influenced by western culture celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. We want to inform all students of the university that both the campuses of the university will remain closed on account of Maha Shivaratri and no extra classes, practicals cultural programme will be held,” an advisory issued by LU Proctor Vinod Singh on February 10 said.

Organising any kind of cultural program on Wednesday has also been restricted.


Shirin Abbas

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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