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HK in-charge principal quits over Mevani event

AHMEDABAD: For the first time in the historical past of HK Arts and Commerce school, the institution's in-charge primary and vice-principal resigned after Gujarat Vidyasabha trustees denied permission to carry the school's annual function on Monday the place Dalit leader and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani was once invited as chief visitor.

Mevani is an alumnus of the school and was once invited to speak on Babasaheb Ambedkar's life and undertaking, Bhagat Singh, and likewise on Mevani's own journey in public life. The trustees, which incorporated president and 2018 Pritzker prize winner B V Doshi and vice-president Padma Shri Kumarpal Desai, sponsored off at the remaining minute after ABVP leaders from Gujarat University known as up the trustees and threatened to disrupt the function if Mevani stepped at the campus. The trustees cancelled permission to provide the corridor for the development on Sunday, triggering a major controversy.

In-charge primary Hemant Shah mentioned he resigned in protest as he strongly feels the trustees will have to not have succumbed to drive. "I perceived trustees denying us permission for the hall for annual function as an attack on individual freedom, our freedom to teach and our right to express. We felt that as an institution, we failed to stand by our students. I resigned immediately." mentioned Shah.

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